MOACIR DE SA PEREIRA, M.D.; STEWART D. LIPTON, PH.D.; JONG K. KIM, M.D.
To the editor: Campylobacter fetus subspecies jejuni is now being recognized as a common enteric pathogen of humans due to improved culture techniques. Extraintestinal human infections are also being recognized more frequently (1). We recently treated a patient with cholecystitis associated with C. fetus subspecies jejuni infection.
A 43-year-old woman was admitted with severe pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen associated with nausea, vomiting, and chills. She had a history of asthma and hypertension and was being treated with bronchodilators, prednisone, 10 mg every other day, and hydrochlorothiazide. On admission, her temperature was 37.8 °C, and the
DE SA PEREIRA M, LIPTON SD, KIM JK. Acute Cholecystitis and Campylobacter fetus. Ann Intern Med. ;94:821. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-6-821_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(6):821.
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