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

Hemodial Int. 2010 Jan;14(1):91-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1542-4758.2009.00400.x. Epub 2009 Sep 16.


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenoma / microbiology*
  • Adenoma / pathology
  • Bacteremia / diagnosis
  • Bacteremia / etiology*
  • Colonic Neoplasms / microbiology*
  • Colonic Neoplasms / pathology
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / microbiology
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Renal Dialysis / adverse effects*
  • Streptococcal Infections / pathology*
  • Streptococcus bovis / isolation & purification*