First Case Report of Human Bacteremia with Malacobacter (Arcobacter) mytili

Marija Vasiljevic, Alexander J. Fenwick, Saman Nematollahi, Venkat P. Gundareddy, Mark Romagnoli, Jonathan Zenilman, Karen C. Carroll

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Arcobacter spp. are commonly associated with shellfish and have been increasingly implicated in human gastrointestinal disease. We report the first case of human bacteremia with Malacobacter (previously Arcobacter) mytili acquired after exposure to Maryland crab. Arcobacter spp. should be considered in febrile illnesses when the history indicates exposure to seafood.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberofz319
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019


  • Arcobacter
  • Malacobacter mytili
  • Maryland
  • United States
  • bacterial infections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology

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