Campylobacteriosis is caused by Gram bacteria. Most common species are C. jejuni and C. coli. Campylobacteriosis is a rare cause of sepsis, and in some European countries it is more common than salmonellosis, becoming a public health problem.
We have treated a 66-year-old patient, hypertensive, ischemic cardiopathic, scheduled for coronary angiography, hospitalized with AKI, in a state of shock after some days of acute diarrhea.
Because of the pathogen’s seasonal nature and the patient’s clinical features, in addition to common coproculture also Campylobacter has been sought, and found. Treated with volume repletion and antibiotics, within one week normal kidney functions were fully restored. He had a coronary angiography a week after being discharged from the hospital.
Keywords: Campylobacteriosis, AKI, diarrhea