Helicobacter cinaedi

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Helicobacter cinaedi
Helicobacter sp 01.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Epsilonproteobacteria
Order: Campylobacterales
Family: Helicobacteraceae
Genus: Helicobacter
Species: H. cinaedi
Binomial name
Helicobacter cinaedi
(Totten et al. 1988) Vandamme et al. 1991

Campylobacter cinaedi Totten et al. 1988

Helicobacter cinaedi is a bacterium in the family Helicobacteraceae, Campylobacterales order. It was formerly known as Campylobacter cinaedi until molecular analysis published in 1991 led to a major revision of the genus Campylobacter.[1] H. cinaedi can cause cellulitis and bacteremia in immunocompromised people.[2]


This species is able to dart around using its single polar flagellum. Its cells are spiral to rod-shaped.[3]


  1. ^ Vandamme P, Falsen E, Rossau R, Hoste B, Segers P, Tytgat R, De Ley J. "Revision of Campylobacter, Helicobacter, and Wolinella taxonomy: emendation of generic descriptions and proposal of Arcobacter gen-nov". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 41 (1): 88–103. doi:10.1099/00207713-41-1-88. PMID 1704793.
  2. ^ Kiehlbauch JA, Tauxe RV, Baker CN, Wachsmuth IK (1994). "Helicobacter cinaedi-associated bacteremia and cellulitis in immunocompromised patients". Annals of Internal Medicine. 121 (2): 90–93. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-121-2-199407150-00002.
  3. ^ Garrity GM, Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT (eds.) (2005). Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Volume Two: The Proteobacteria, Part C: The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria. New York, New York: Springer. ISBN 978-0-387-24145-6.

External links

  • Type strain of Helicobacter cinaedi at BacDive - the Bacterial Diversity Metadatabase
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