Bacteraemia due to Campylobacter fetus subsp. fetus in a liver transplanted patient
AbstractCampylobacter fetus is a mobile, curved or spiral-shaped Gram negative bacillus.We report a case of bacteraemia due to C. fetus subsp. fetus isolated from a 47-year-old male patient liver transplanted, with underlying cardiovascular disease and receiving immunosuppressive therapy with cyclosporine.This patient was admitted to the hospital with fever and pain to both the legs.After admission, the microorganism isolated from blood-culture was identified as Campylobacter fetus subsp fetus either by traditional methods or by 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Our observation emphasizes the possibility that such unusual microorganisms can be isolated from immunosuppressed patients and, therefore, particular attention should be paid to the strategies for their detection.
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