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Helicobacter cinaedi bacteremia in four renal transplant patients: clinical features and an important suggestion regarding the route of infection.

Authors
  • Imafuku, A1
  • Araoka, H2
  • Tanaka, K1
  • Marui, Y1
  • Sawa, N1
  • Ubara, Y1
  • Takaichi, K1
  • Ishii, Y1
  • Tomikawa, S1
  • 1 Department of Nephrology Center, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. , (Japan)
  • 2 Department of Infectious Diseases, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. , (Japan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Transplant Infectious Disease
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2016
Volume
18
Issue
1
Pages
132–136
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/tid.12480
PMID: 26556588
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Helicobacter cinaedi can cause bacteremia mainly in immunocompromised patients. We present the clinical characteristics of H. cinaedi bacteremia in 4 renal transplant patients. Interestingly, all cases showed triggers of bacterial translocation: 2 cases developed after colonic perforation caused by diverticulitis, 1 case developed post cholecystectomy, and the remaining patient had chronic diarrhea. Accordingly, bacterial translocation caused by severe gastrointestinal complication could be a cause of H. cinaedi bacteremia.

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