JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/55861
FullText URL 72_2_189.pdf
Author Nakao, Shinichiro| Hagiya, Hideharu| Kimura, Keigo| Mitsui, Tomomi| Oyama, Akane| Hongyo, Kazuhiro| Takahashi, Yusuke| Nakagami, Futoshi| Tomono, Kazunori| Rakugi, Hiromi|
Abstract A 65-year-old Japanese man with bilateral carotid atherosclerosis presented with right neck pain and fever. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography suggested carotid arteritis, and carotid ultrasonography showed an unstable plaque. The patient developed a cerebral embolism, causing a transient ischemic attack. Helicobacter cinaedi was detected in blood culture, and H. cinaedi-associated carotid arteritis was diagnosed. Empirical antibiotic therapy was administered for 6 weeks. After readmission for recurrent fever, he was treated another 8 weeks. Although the relationship between H. cinaedi infection and atherosclerosis development remains unclear, the atherosclerotic changes in our patient’s carotid artery might have been attributable to H. cinaedi infection.
Keywords atherosclerosis bacteremia bacterial translocation Helicobacter cinaedi vascular infection
Amo Type Case Report
Published Date 2018-04
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume72
Issue issue2
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 189
End Page 192
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2018 by Okayama University Medical School
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 29674769