Campylobacter fetus sepsis in an immunocompetent patient with haematological complication.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay, Furness General Hospital, Barrow-In-Furness, UK.
Case Reports 03/2013; 2013(mar27_1). DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2013-008610
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ABSTRACT Campylobacter fetus sepsis is rare, especially among young, immunocompetent patients. We present the case of a 43-year-old man with a history of ulcerative colitis who was diagnosed with C fetus bacteraemia with endovascular manifestation. The patient was found to have a low vitamin K level and a high international normalised ratio, and developed deep vein thrombosis. The patient was fully recovered with oral antibiotic treatment, anticoagulation and supportive therapy. Clinicians should be aware that this type of infection, although extremely rare, can occur even in younger, healthy adults and immediate diagnosis and treatment are required to avert life-threatening complications.

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