To define the clinical spectrum of illness associated with Helicobacter cinaedi infection in the United States and to determine associated epidemiologic risk factors and optimal laboratory methods for recovery of H. cinaedi.
A retrospective epidemiologic study of 23 patients with H. cinaedi-associated illness.
23 patients with H. cinaedi infection identified between January 1982 and August 1990.
Most isolates (22 of 23) were from blood ; one was from stool.
Ages ranged from 24 to 84 years (mean, 44 years).
Eighty-three percent of patients were men ; 17% were women.
Clinical and laboratory data were obtained from 21 patients.
Eighteen patients were febrile (15 required hospitalization) ; cellulitis was reported in 9 patients.
Mots-clés Pascal : Helicobacter, Spirillaceae, Spirillales, Bactérie, Bactériose, Infection, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Bactériémie, Cellulite, SIDA, Virose, Recherche rétrospective, Facteur risque, Homme, Peau pathologie, Tissu adipeux pathologie, Immunodéficit, Immunopathologie, Helicobacter cinaedi
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Helicobacter, Spirillaceae, Spirillales, Bacteria, Bacteriosis, Infection, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Bacteremia, Cellulitis, AIDS, Viral disease, Retrospective searching, Risk factor, Human, Skin disease, Adipose tissue disorders, Immune deficiency, Immunopathology
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Cote : 94-0642865
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 09/06/1995.