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Related to Campylobacter jejuni: Campylobacter coli
a thermophilic bacterial species that causes an acute gastroenteritis of sudden onset with constitutional symptoms (malaise, myalgia, arthralgia, and headache) and cramping abdominal pain in humans; it has been associated with a demyelinating sequela, which can present with ascending paralysis. Potential sources of human infection include poultry, cattle, sheep, pigs, and dogs. This species also causes abortion in sheep.
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Campylobacter jejuniVibrio jejuni, Campylobacter fetus ssp jejuni A curved or spiral gram-negative bacillus with a single polar flagellum Epidemiology Linked to contact with domestic and farm animals, unpasteurized milk, primates, day care centers; peaks in summer Clinical Acute gastroenteritis of abrupt onset; malaise, myalgia, headache; Sx may be accompanied by abdominal colic, N&V, anorexia, tenesmus Management Erythromycin, tetracycline, gentamicin, furazolidine, chloramphenicol
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Cam·py·lo·bac·ter je·ju·ni(kam'pi-lō-bak'tĕr je-jū'nī)
A bacterial species that causes an acute gastroenteritis of sudden onset with constitutional symptoms (malaise, myalgia, arthralgia, and headache) and cramping abdominal pain; potential sources of human infection include poultry, cattle, sheep, pigs, and dogs. Pathogen is the most frequent cause of campylobacteriosis.
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Campylobacter jejuniThe commonest cause of bacterial food poisoning in Britain. See CAMPYLOBACTER ENTERITIS.
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