Helicobacter cinaedi bacteremia presenting as macules in an afebrile patient with X-linked agammaglobulinemia

E. Simons, L. A. Spacek, H. M. Lederman, J. A. Winkelstein

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Abstract

We describe a 54-year-old man with X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA) and Helicobacter cinaedi bacteremia, who presented with tender, hyper-pigmented skin macules without increased local warmth or fever. We propose that this presentation may be a characteristic early sign of bacteremia caused by H. cinaedi and related organisms in otherwise healthy immunocompromised patients. This case demonstrates the importance of a high index of suspicion for H. cinaedi bacteremia in immunocompromised patients with unexplained skin lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-368
Number of pages2
JournalInfection
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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