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Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume 3, Issue 3, Pages 139-141
Case Report

Bacteremia due to Helicobacter cinaedi in Two Patients with Human Immunodeficinecy Virus Infection

Andrew E Simor1 and James L Brunton2

1Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Received 27 February 1991; Accepted 30 April 1991

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Helicobacter cinaedi (formerly Campylobacter cinaedi) has been associated with enteric disease in homosexual men. The authors report two cases of H cinaedi bacteremia occurring in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. These cases illustrate that H cinaedi may act as an opportunistic pathogen in patients with HN infection or the acquired immune deficiency syndrome.