Dysgonic fermenter-3

A bacterium associated with diarrhea in immunocompromised hosts

A. M. Heiner, J. A. DiSario, Karen C Carroll, S. Cohen, T. G. Evans, A. O. Shigeoka

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Abstract

We describe two patients with chronic diarrhea associated with dysgonic fermenter-3 (DF-3) infection. One patient had common variable hypogammaglobulinemia and the other had chronic idiopathic neutropenia and human immunodeficiency virus infection. Specific stool culture techniques were necessary to isolate DF-3. The organism was sensitive to clindamycin, tetracycline, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Antibiotic therapy eradicated the organism and the diarrhea resolved in both patients. DF-3 is a little-recognized organism associated with diarrhea in the immunocompromised patient. It should be suspected when routine evaluation and stool cultures are not diagnostic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1629-1630
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume87
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Immunocompromised Host
Diarrhea
Bacteria
Common Variable Immunodeficiency
Culture Techniques
Clindamycin
Sulfamethoxazole Drug Combination Trimethoprim
Virus Diseases
Tetracycline
Neutropenia
HIV
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Infection
Therapeutics

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Heiner, A. M., DiSario, J. A., Carroll, K. C., Cohen, S., Evans, T. G., & Shigeoka, A. O. (1992). Dysgonic fermenter-3: A bacterium associated with diarrhea in immunocompromised hosts. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 87(11), 1629-1630.

Dysgonic fermenter-3 : A bacterium associated with diarrhea in immunocompromised hosts. / Heiner, A. M.; DiSario, J. A.; Carroll, Karen C; Cohen, S.; Evans, T. G.; Shigeoka, A. O.

In: American Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 87, No. 11, 1992, p. 1629-1630.

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Heiner, AM, DiSario, JA, Carroll, KC, Cohen, S, Evans, TG & Shigeoka, AO 1992, 'Dysgonic fermenter-3: A bacterium associated with diarrhea in immunocompromised hosts', American Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 87, no. 11, pp. 1629-1630.
Heiner, A. M. ; DiSario, J. A. ; Carroll, Karen C ; Cohen, S. ; Evans, T. G. ; Shigeoka, A. O. / Dysgonic fermenter-3 : A bacterium associated with diarrhea in immunocompromised hosts. In: American Journal of Gastroenterology. 1992 ; Vol. 87, No. 11. pp. 1629-1630.
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