Helicobacter cinaedi was initially recovered from homosexual men infected with human immunodeficiency virus. Later, it was also isolated from patients with chronic alcoholism, and anecdotally from non-immunocompromized men, women, and children. We describe a case of H. cinaedi-associated bacteraemia and erysipelas in a homosexual but immunocompetent male and the diagnostic problems in identifying the causative organism.

doi.org/10.1080/00365540410021234, hdl.handle.net/1765/57913
Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

van Genderen, P., Goessens, W., & Petit, P. (2005). Helicobacter cinaedi-associated bacteraemia and erysipelas in an immunocompetent host: A diagnostic challenge. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 37(5), 382–385. doi:10.1080/00365540410021234