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Helicobacter cinaedi Bacteremia in HIV-infected Patients: A Case Series and Literature Review (1982-2005)

Healey, Letha M. MD*†; Gibert, Cynthia L. MD*†; Liappis, Angelike P. MD*

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/01.idc.0000198461.48120.a9
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Abstract

Abstract: Although blood stream infection with Helicobacter cinaedi has been described in immunocompromised hosts, H. cinaedi infection has only been rarely reported among HIV-infected patients. We describe a series of patients seen at our institution with H. cinaedi bacteremia and review the clinical presentations and epidemiological characteristics of the previously HIV-related reported cases of H. cinaedi bacteremia in the literature between 1982 and 2005.

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*The George Washington University Medical Center and †Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Angelike Liappis, MD, The George Washington University Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, 2150 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 5-411, Washington DC 20037. E-mail: aliappis@mfa.gwu.edu.

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.