Campylobacter fetus cellulitis in an immunocompromised patient: case report and review of the literature.
Campylobacter fetus cellulitis in an immunocompromised patient:
Department of internal medicine, infectious and tropical diseases, Saint Luc University hospital, Bruxelles.
Campylobacter fetus is an opportunist Gram-negative bacillus. The most frequent clinical manifestation is bacteriemia but it can also be responsable for soft tissue infections, endovascular infections, meningitis, peritonitis and thrombophlebitis. Campylobacter fetus cellulitis has been described, but rarely identified in subcutaneous puncture samples. We report a case of an immunocompromised patient with Campylobacter fetus bacteriemia associated with a soft tissue infection whose subcutaneous puncture also revealed the bacteria.
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