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Septic Shock with Multi Organ Failure Due to Fluoroquinolones Resistant Campylobacter Jejuni

Challenging differential diagnosis, Diagnostic / therapeutic accidents, Unusual setting of medical care, Rare disease, Educational Purpose (only if useful for a systematic review or synthesis)

Filippo Mearelli, Chiara Casarsa, Andrea Breglia, Gianni Biolo

Department of Medical Surgical and Health Sciences, Internal Medicine Division Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy

Am J Case Rep 2017; 18:972-974

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.904337

Available online:

Published: 2017-09-08

BACKGROUND: Campylobacter jejuni infections are typically self-limited, and severe extra-intestinal complications are uncommon.
CASE REPORT: We report a case of a man with septic shock due to fluoroquinolones resistant Campylobacter jejuni.
CONCLUSIONS: This manuscript emphasizes the potential lethality of fluorquinolones resistant Campylobacter jejuni bacteremia.

Keywords: Campylobacter jejuni, Fluoroquinolones, Shock, Septic