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Abstract

These Gram-negative bacteria are the most common stool isolate in the United States and are a major cause of diarrhea worldwide. Campylobacter (derived from the Greek for “curved rod”) is most commonly associated with consuming undercooked poultry, raw milk, or untreated water. It is a common veterinary pathogen, and human infection may be contracted from sick animals. Campylobacter jejuni is most commonly associated with food-borne gastroenteritis, along with C. coli and C. laridis, whereas C. fetus and other less common species are more often seen in immunosuppressed patients and homosexual men.

Keywords

Campylobacter sp Colitis Guillain–Barre syndrome 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle RockUSA

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