Persistent Helicobacter canis Bacteremia in a Patient with Gastric Lymphoma
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- Alon, D., Paitan, Y., Ben-Nissan, Y. et al. Infection (2010) 38: 62. doi:10.1007/s15010-009-9067-6
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A 78-year-old man with gastric diffuse large B cell lymphomapresented with persistent Helicobacter canis bacteremia whilereceiving chemotherapy. An examination of his medicalhistory revealed a close exposure to dogs. The patientrecovered after 4 weeks of antibiotic therapy. Immunocompromisedpersons who maintain close contacts with dogs maybe at risk for this infection.