Isolation of Campylobacter sputorum biovar sputorum from an axillary abscess

J Infect. 1992 Mar;24(2):175-9. doi: 10.1016/0163-4453(92)92902-u.


Campylobacter sputorum biovar sputorum is a rarely isolated organism, particularly from human clinical specimens. Its pathogenic potential is unknown. We present here what we believe to be the first report of this organism being isolated from a clinically significant source, an axillary abscess. To our knowledge, this organism has not been reported previously as one of clinical relevance in the U.K.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abscess / microbiology*
  • Adult
  • Axilla / microbiology*
  • Bacteriological Techniques
  • Campylobacter / isolation & purification*
  • Campylobacter Infections / microbiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Species Specificity