Campylobacter

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ehamm
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117516
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Campylobacter
Updated:
2011-11-17 12:51:19
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Campylobacter
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  1. Organism
    • C. Jejuni
    • Curved, oxidase positive, gram negative
    • Microaerophilic
    • 204 days for growth
  2. Epidemiology
    • Reservoir=animals
    • Undercooked poultry
    • 30% of diarrheas worldwide
    • unpasteurized milk, contaminated water supplies
  3. Pathogenesis
    • Low infecting dose
    • Move in association of with the cell's microtubule structure
    • Assoc with Guillan Barre (type II hypersensitivity)
  4. Manifestations
    • 1-7 days after ingestion
    • Fever and lowe abd pain
    • Water diarrhea -> dysentery
    • Self-limiting 3-5 days
    • Diagnosis: isolation from stool, special medium
    • Treatment: erythromycin, early in course

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