Campylobacter fetus subsp. fetus meningitis in a 2-month-old child: A case report and mini literature review


Orak F., Gunes H., AYDIN F.

Kuwait Medical Journal, vol.54, no.3, pp.411-415, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Journal Name: Kuwait Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.411-415
  • Keywords: Campylobacter fetus subsp. fetus, meningitis, neonate
  • Kayseri University Affiliated: No

Abstract

© 2022, Kuwait Medical Association. All rights reserved.There has been a gradual accumulation of reported Campylobacter fetus human infections since the first description in 1947. There are only a few case reports of C. fetus bacteremia and meningitis in neonates. Nearly all C. fetus infections in humans are reported to be caused by C. fetus subsp. fetus. The few reported cases of C. fetus subsp. venerealis involved isolates from vaginal discharges. Subspecies identification is rarely performed by human clinical laboratories, and data on the ratio of C. fetus subsp fetus to C. fetus subsp venerealis in human isolates are limited. Identification of subspecies is recommended to obtain greater insights into the epidemiology of these infections. In this study, we report a case of C. fetus subsp. fetus meningitis in a 2-month-old child and conducted a mini literature review.