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J Formos Med Assoc. 1997 Jul;96(7):558-60.

Bacteremia caused by Helicobacter cinaedi in an AIDS patients.

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Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, ROC.


Helicobacter cinaedi bacteremia has been infrequently described in homosexual patients with HIV infection. It may recur despite appropriate antimicrobial therapy. We report a bisexual patient with AIDS in whom H. cinaedi bacteremia developed and presented with prolonged fever and chronic diarrhea. The symptoms resolved without relapse after intravenous immunoglobulin therapy, which was administered for the treatment of concurrent parvovirus B19-associated anemia, and subsequent treatment with clarithromycin for 14 days.

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