Campylobacter fetus pericarditis in a patient with beta-thalassemia: case report and review of the literature.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

A case of pericardial effusion due to Campylobacter fetus in a patient with thalassemia is presented. The patient failed to respond to ceftriaxone and clarithromycin despite in vitro susceptibility, but improved after pericardiectomy and ampicillin. Pericarditis due to C. fetus has rarely been reported. A high index of suspicion is essential to recognise this organism, because of its special microbiological characteristics.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kanj, SS; Araj, GF; Taher, A; Reller, LB

Published Date

  • September 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 510 - 513

PubMed ID

  • 11678937

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1198-743X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1046/j.1198-743x.2001.00300.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England