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Abstract

CASE REPORTBacteremia Caused by Campylobacter Fetus in a Patient With Hepatitis B Virus Infection Complicated with Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis by Yili Chen, Kang Liao, Han Huang, Penghao Guo, Zhongwen Wu

Campylobacter fetus (C. fetus) bacteremia is rarely reported. In this article, a 51-year-old Chinese woman with severe hepatitis B virus infection complicated with alcoholic liver cirrhosis was admitted with a 3-month history of fatigue, jaundice, and edema of lower extremity, as well as presenting a high fever. Blood cultures were positive for Campylobacter fetus. The patient was started on treatment with cefuroxime, which was switched after 3 days to meropenem for an additional 2 weeks. The patient was successfully treated with the 3-week course of intravenous antibiotic therapy.

DOI: 10.7754/Clin.Lab.2017.170415