Campylobacter Jejuni from Perforated Gastric Ulcer: A Rare Case

Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2016,5,1,34-36.
Published:January 2016
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Ruchi Tayal, Anuradha De, Sujata Baveja, Meena Kumar, Senthil Sundaravadanan

Departments of Microbiology and Surgery, L.T.M. Medical College and Hospital, Mumbai,


Campylobacter species induced enteritis is among the most common in the world. However, its association with gastric perforation is not well documented. We report here a case of a 27‑year‑old male who presented with a gastric perforation. Gastric biopsy sample revealed Gram‑negative spiral bacilli and culture on modified Thayer‑Martin agar yielded Campylobacter jejuni. The identification was confirmed by standard biochemical tests. This is probably the first documented case report from India of C. jejuni from the gastric biopsy.