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JOSA-MONTERO, Diego; BUSTOS-MOYA, Gisell; PEREA-RONCO, Jacqueline  and  GUALTERO-TRUJILLO, Sandra. Bacteremia by Campylobacter fetus subsp. fetus in Colombia: Case Report. Infect. [online]. 2017, vol.21, n.4, pp.267-268. ISSN 0123-9392.

The bacteremias by microorganism of genera Campylobacter are uncommon in our medium, because of its low incidence and few reports in the literature. The report describe a bacteremia by Campylobacter fetus, a gram negative rod, spiral shape, in an older patient who presented initial neurogycal manifestations that shifted the timely diagnosis. Finally, the patient solves the infection after the antibiotic treatment, uncomplicated.

It`s important to say that, this microorganism is the cause of different pathologies in patients with inmunosuppression considering as opportunistic pathogen. It`s pathogenesis source of exposure and risk factor in these patients has not yet been defined. Also, it is important the active surveillance in these microorganism, due to its complicated recovery, high nutritional requirements and slow growth. As described above is the reason because of its difficult isolation and diagnosis in the laboratory of microbiologic.

Keywords : Bacteremia; Campylobacter fetus; older patients; Colombia..

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