Campylobacter fetus of reptile origin as a human pathogen

Zheng Chao Tu, Gary Zeitlin, Jean Pierre Gagner, Thormika Keo, Bruce A. Hanna, Martin J. Blaser

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A Campylobacter species was isolated from blood from a febrile patient with precursor T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and after antibiotic treatment, a similar bacterium was isolated from blood 37 days later. Although phenotypic testing did not definitively identify the organisms, molecular analysis indicated that they were the same strain of Campylobacter fetus subsp. fetus and were of reptile origin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4405-4407
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)

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