DAVID B. GEFFEN, M.D.; VEE J. GILL, PH.D.; BRUCE A. CHABNER, M.D.
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To the editor: We report case of septic thrombophlebitis in a patient with Hodgkin's disease due to Campylobacter fetus ssp. fetus (intestinalis). Although Blaser and associates (1) have shown that Campylobacter jejuni is an important cause of enteritis, C. fetus ssp. fetus (intestinalis) is more often associated with systemic disease (2). The single previous report of campylobacter sepsis in a patient with Hodgkin's disease did not distinguish between the two Campylobacter species involved in human infection (3).
A 43-year-old patient with Hodgkin's disease had a fever and a sore left arm. Ten days previously he had received intravenous vincristine and
GEFFEN DB, GILL VJ, CHABNER BA. Campylobacter Thrombophlebitis. Ann Intern Med. ;99:126. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-1-126_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(1):126.
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