Streptococcus bovis bacteremia related to colon adenoma in a chronic hemodialysis patient.


Kahveci A. , Ari E., Arikan H. , KOÇ M. , Tuglular S., Ozener C.

Hemodialysis international. International Symposium on Home Hemodialysis, vol.14, no.1, pp.91-3, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1542-4758.2009.00400.x
  • Title of Journal : Hemodialysis international. International Symposium on Home Hemodialysis
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-3

Abstract

We report the case of a 54-year-old hemodialysis patient who presented with recurrent fever due to Streptococcus bovis bacteremia related to colonic tubulovillous adenoma. Following polypectomy and broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy, the patient totally recovered. In this paper, we discussed the relation between S. bovis bacteremia, colonic adenomas, and hemodialysis. Awareness of this association is critical for early diagnosis and management.