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Infection. 2002 Jun;30(3):175-7.

Brachyspira (Serpulina) pilosicoli spirochetemia in an immunocompromised patient.

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Sotiria Hospital for Chest Diseases, Athens, Greece.

Abstract

The case of an elderly immunocompromised man with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who presented with fever, abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea is described. Brachyspira pilosicoli was isolated from culture. The patient was treated with penicillin G i.v. and became afebrile. B. pilosicoli is a recently recognized enteric pathogen of humans and animals. Intestinal spirochetosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of any immunocompromised or critically ill patient with dysentery.

PMID:
12120947
DOI:
10.1007/s15010-002-2175-1
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