Clinical Features of Community-Acquired Helicobacter cinaedi Bacteremia

Yoshifumi Uwamino, Kiyoharu Muranaka, Ryota Hase, Yoshihito Otsuka, Naoto Hosokawa

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Abstract

Background: There are growing numbers of reports concerning the clinical and pathological features of Helicobacter cinaedi (H. cinaedi) bacteremia; however, few reports have discussed the features of this condition in healthy individuals. Patients and Methods: A retrospective observational study was conducted at a Japanese tertiary care hospital to assess the clinical features of community-acquired H. cinaedi. All patients in whom H. cinaedi was isolated between January 2009 and March 2014 were identified from the hospital database. Results: Of the 28 patients included in the study, 12 had community-acquired H. cinaedi bacteremia. The most common clinical feature was cellulitis (n = 17). However, nearly half of the patients with healthcare-associated or nosocomial-associated bacteremia displayed no symptoms with the exception of fever. Most patients were successfully treated with a 14-day regime of third-generation cephalosporins or tetracycline. Conclusions: Our results show that H. cinaedi infections are quite common in immunocompetent community-dwelling individuals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-28
Number of pages5
JournalHelicobacter
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 1

Keywords

  • Bacteremia
  • Community-acquired
  • Helicobacter cinaedi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Diseases

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