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

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


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.

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