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Volume 12, Number 2—February 2006

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Arcobacter butzleri: Underestimated Enteropathogen

Valérie Prouzet-Mauléon*, Leila Labadi*, Nathalie Bouges*, Armelle Ménard†, and Francis Mégraud*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Hôpital Pellegrin, Bordeaux, France; †Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, France

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Demographic and clinical characteristics of 19 patients infected with Arcobacter butzleri

Patient* Age (y) Sex Diarrhea Abdominal pain Blood in stool Vomiting Fever General symptoms† Duration of symptoms and disease course
1 88 F + + + + Death linked to associated neoplasia
2 75 M + + + 4 days. Acute renal failure (treated with amoxicillin)
4 89 F + + 6 weeks. Favorable progress after treatment with ofloxacin
7 76 M + + + 5 days (treated with ciprofloxacin)
8 2 M + + + 2 days
10 69 M + + +
11 4 M + + + + Several recurrences in 3 months
12 72 F + + 3 weeks
15 89 M +
18 53 M + + + Irritable bowel syndrome
19 6 M + + + + + + 10 days
20 30 F +
21 68 M + + + + +
23 77 M + + Several days. Acute renal failure (treated with ciprofloxacin)
25 1 F + + + 3 weeks
26 41 M + + Several days (treated with amoxicillin-clavulanate)
27 44 F + +
28 70 F +
29 83 F + + + Several days

*All samples were from stool, except from patient 12, whose sample was blood.
†Anorexia, asthenia, weight loss.

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