Medicina (Buenos Aires)
versión On-line ISSN 1669-9106
Campylobacter is an important agent of illness in human beings. Bacteremia occurs principally in the immunocompromissed host and is frequently due to C. fetus. Nevertheless bacteremia also has been observed in patients with enteritis due to C. jejuni. We refer two cases of patients with severe enteritis and bacteremia, both of them with immunosupressive concomitant diseases such as nephrotic syndrome and chronic cirrotic hepatopathy. Both patients presented hemathemesis.
Palabras clave : Bacteremia; Campylobacter jejuni; Hemathemesis; Diarrhea.