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Campylobacter coli bacteraemia: how common is it?
  1. Sindhura Pisipati1,
  2. Adnan Zafar2 and
  3. Yousaf Zafar3
  1. 1Internal Medicine, University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
  2. 2Internal Medicine, CMH Lahore Medical College and Institute of Dentistry, Lahore, Pakistan
  3. 3Internal Medicine, Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System, Naples, Florida, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yousaf Zafar; yousuf.zafar.iqbal{at}


Campylobacter species are known to cause enteritis. However, over the past 40–50 years, there have been reports of varying presentations, such as cellulitis, spondylodiscitis and bacteraemia. Of the Campylobacter species, Campylobacter jejuni is the most common culprit for causing bacteraemia, however, Campylobacter coli bacteraemia is becoming more prevalent. Here, we discuss an unusual case of C. coli bacteraemia in a patient with decompensated liver cirrhosis.

  • infections
  • infection (gastroenterology)

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