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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||The American Journal of Gastroenterology|
|State||Published - Nov 1992|
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