Helicobacter cinaedi infection in patients with diabetes: a case report

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BACKGROUND: Helicobacter cinaedi causes bacteremia without characteristic clinical symptoms and is firstly isolated from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive homosexual men. FINDINGS: Here we describe, for the first time case report, two female patients with diabetes who had H. cinaedi bacteremia. Some cases of H. cinaedi bacteremia may require long-term administration of multiple antibiotics prior to the resolution of infection. CONCLUSIONS: Therefore, these cases indicate that it is important to consider H. cinaedi in patients with diabetes presenting with bacteremia, especially in patients with poor glycemic control.




Ishibashi, R., Nakamura, S., Takemoto, M., Mukai, C., & Yokote, K. (2015). Helicobacter cinaedi infection in patients with diabetes: a case report. SpringerPlus, 4(1), 1–3. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40064-015-0863-4

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