Arcobacter Butzleri in an AIDS Patient: A Case Report

9 Pages Posted: 5 Jan 2022

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Trevor Tan

National University of Singapore (NUS) - National University Hospital

Sai Meng Tham

National University of Singapore (NUS) - National University Hospital

Paul Anantharajah Tambyah

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Infectious Disease Translational Research Programme

Abstract

Background: Arcobacter butzleri is an emerging enteric pathogen increasingly identified in Europe and is likely under-reported in other global regions. We describe to our knowledge the first case report of A. butzleri in an AIDS patient.

Case Presentation: A 38-year-old AIDS patient presented with diarrhoea of 2 weeks’ duration. Stool cultures yielded Arcobacter butzleri . The patient was treated with 3 days of ciprofloxacin with clinical resolution of diarrhoea.

Conclusion: Arcobacter butzleri is likely to be present, although under-reported, in AIDS patients, and should be noted as a pathogen of increasing significance.

Note:
Funding Information: No external funding was obtained.

Declaration of Interests: The authors declare no competing interests.

Ethics Approval/Consent Statement: The Institutional Review Board of National University Hospital waived the need for ethics approval for the purpose of this case report. Verbal informed consent for publication of this case report was obtained from the patient. Written informed consent from the patient’s next-of-kin was also obtained for publication of this case report as the patient had unfortunately passed away at the time of writing.

Keywords: Arcobacter butzleri, AIDS, diarrhoea

Suggested Citation

Tan, Trevor and Tham, Sai Meng and Tambyah, Paul Anantharajah, Arcobacter Butzleri in an AIDS Patient: A Case Report. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4001256 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4001256

Trevor Tan (Contact Author)

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Sai Meng Tham

National University of Singapore (NUS) - National University Hospital ( email )

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Paul Anantharajah Tambyah

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Infectious Disease Translational Research Programme ( email )

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