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Dr. Stanley Morrison
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Campylobacter Infection (Overview)

A common foodborne illness one can get from eating raw or undercooked poultry.


Dr. Stanley Morrison
61 doctors shared insights

Campylobacter Infection (Overview)

A common foodborne illness one can get from eating raw or undercooked poultry.


Dr. Gregory Lewis Dr. Lewis
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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food, such as caffeine, citrus, alcohol, and spicy foods
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Take an over-the-counter urinary analgesic for pain and to soothe the bladder
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What are you allowed to do or not do when you have campylobacter infection?

What are you allowed to do or not do when you have campylobacter infection?

No contact w/others.: This is transmitted by the fecal-oral route, as well as by infected foods, like meat and poultry. It is self limited and fluid support, and Erythromycin in children may be all that is needed. However, to avoid transmission and prevent spread, try not to contact others if infected, and/or pet saliva and feces. Also cook/wash food and hands, and have only pasteurized milk, not raw milk. ...Read more

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How worried should I be about campylobacter infection after my brother has been sick?

Caution advised: Campylobacter is and infection causing diarrhea, which is often bloody. It is commonly found in uncooked foods such as poultry. It is also spread through a fecal/oral route from human to human, so it can be prevented with good hand washing. It is self-limited, but without treatment can last up to two weeks. Treatment with certain antibiotics can shorten the course of the disease. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover your eyes
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If you have pink eye, wash face towels separately with hot water
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Explain the condition called a campylobacter infection.?

Explain the condition called a campylobacter infection.?

Diarrhea: Campylobacter is a bacterial genus that includes the species "jejuni" which is one of many bacterial species that often cause acute, infectious diarrhea. It is self-limiting, rarely lasts >7-10 days, and can be treated with antibiotics but doesn't necessarily require treatment other than fluid replacement. ...Read more

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I'm 39 weeks and have campylobacter infection.Can it hurt my baby..?

I'm 39 weeks and have campylobacter infection.Can it hurt my baby..?

Doubtful this late: Campylobacteriosis infection can result in transmission to the placenta, and if it happens early enough in the pregancy it can cause harm to the baby. However, you are very close to delivery and, i assume, undergoing treatment, so it seems highly unlikely that your baby would be at risk. You should check with your obstetrician to be sure, however. ...Read more

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Treating a Kidney Infection (Checklist)

Call your doctor if you have a fever or back pain
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Begin your antibiotic immediately and complete the entire course
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Drink plenty of fluids to stay well hydrated and to help flush the infection
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Get plenty of rest and sleep to help your body fight the infection
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Dr. Dale Tylor Dr. Tylor
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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask your doctor about TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint), as it could cause ear pain
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Look for ear pain or ear drainage, as they are both signs of infection
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See a doctor if you think you have an ear infection
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Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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What exactly is the campylobacter jejuni?

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Diarrhea inducing...: Campylobacter jejuni is a bacterium causing diarrheal illness often associated with abdominal cramp. Diarrheal stool can be bloody. The most serious complication, especially in adults, is guillain-barre syndrome. ...Read more

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Is campylobacter jejuni contagious?

Yes, but: It is more likely to come from an infected animal such as poultry than from another person infected with it. ...Read more

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Treating Clostridium Difficile Infection (Checklist)

Minimize use of broad spectrum antibiotics, as clostridium difficile infection is a common complication
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Stay out of hospitals as much as possible
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Use probiotics to outcompete the clostridium difficile bacteria
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I wanted to know is campylobacter jejuni contageous?

Yes,but: The stool of warm blooded animals is a common reservoir of this germ. It is often found in day care setting s and may be passed from contaminated stool. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice needed for suspected ibd/campylobacter?

Different: campylobacter is a bacteria that can affect the intestines and cause gastroenteritis. IBD means Inflammatory bowel disease, and it is a different entity (it could be Crohn's disease or Ulcerative colitis). Campylobacter and IBD can be confused initially, but further testing will diagnose the correct one ...Read more

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My partner still has campylobacter after treatment, is this normal?

Depends: It depends on what he was treated with. Some doctors treat with ciprofloxacin, not realizing that there is resistance, macrolides like Azithromycin are better choices. It's also possible that his current diarrhea is not due to campylobacter. It could be due to antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is campylobacter?

What is campylobacter?

Name for germ: This is a name for a type of germ sometimes found in the intestines & associated with an infection & symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Campylobacter?

What is the definition or description of: Campylobacter?

Entritis: caused by campylobacter jejuni.with abdominal pain fever diarrhea and blood in the stools requires an exam ,stoolexam and culture and treatment with antibiotics ...Read more

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Can campylobacter be linked to legionella?

No: Campylobacter and legionella are 2 different bacteria. Campylobacter causes food-borne illness from contaminated, undercooked or raw poultry. It causes diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Legionella is a bacteria that can cause pneumonia and flu-like illness. It is usually contracted from contaminated water sources, such as pools and cooling systems. ...Read more

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Can rabbits contain campylobacter and transmit it?

Can rabbits contain campylobacter and transmit it?

Indeed.: Although rabbits are not the most common animal that can carry campylobactervin the intestinal tract (that would be poultry), rabbits can carry it as well and be a reservoir for transmission to man. ...Read more

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What tests are used to identify campylobacter jejuni?

What tests are used to identify campylobacter jejuni?

Campylobacter jejuni: is identified by testing stool. The tests done are cultures (growing the bacteria) and enzyme assays. ...Read more

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What does the word "jejuni" in "campylobacter jejuni" mean?

What does the word "jejuni" in "campylobacter jejuni" mean?

Location: Some germs carry names for the part of the system where they are commonly found. The jejunum is a section of the small intestine where this germ can be found. ...Read more

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My husband has been in hospital with campylobacter twice he works with sewage is he at risk?

My husband has been in hospital with campylobacter twice  he works with sewage is he at risk?

Sewage pathogens: Raw sewage contains multiple bacteria, viruses, and parasites which can lead to infection to exposed individuals. People who work with raw sewage should be provided with personal protection gear to help prevent them from becoming sick. ...Read more

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My husband has had campylobacter twice and was admitted to hospital . He works with raw sewage is he at risk?

My husband has had campylobacter twice and was admitted to hospital . He works with raw sewage is he at risk?

Campylobacter: The common routes of transmission for Campylobacter are fecal-oral, ingestion of contaminated food or water, and the eating of raw meat. Recommend wearing a protective mask over his mouth while at work to avoid accidental ingestion of fecal matter. Also avoid raw foods such as under cooked chicken. ...Read more

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Got diagnosed of having food posioning from Campylobacter jejuni? what is it actually and what is the difference between it and salmonella?

Got diagnosed of having food posioning from Campylobacter jejuni? what is it actually and what is the difference between it and salmonella?

Bacteria: C. jejuni is a gram-negative bacteria that is often transmitted via contaminated food or water. Salmonella is also a gram-negative bacteria transmitted in a similar way but with different genetics and slightly different makeup but very similar. They both cause food poisoining. Keep trying to stay hydrated and I wish you the best! ...Read more

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Once you have haf campylobacter does it live in your system. This is my third time, hospitalized twice. Doctors have said no deli meats, fresh fruit?

Reinfection more: Likely. It is more likely that you keep getting reinfected from the foods you eat, rather the bacteria persisting despite treatment. ...Read more

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I have campylobacter. For how long will I be ill?

Antibiotics: Will shorten the course, get your dog evaluated also. ...Read more

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Where does campylobacter typically attack the body?

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Where does campylobacter typically attack the body?

Intestine: The acute illness is characterized by abdominal cramping and diarrhea. Bloody stools are observed on the second or third day of diarrhea in about 15 percent of patients. ...Read more

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Is there any other or unusual way to get campylobacter than food or pets?

Infectious sources: Campylobacter may be found in wild animals, birds, sheep and hogs as well as other vectors. ...Read more

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Who first discovered bacillus cereus and campylobacter jejuni?

Who first discovered bacillus cereus and campylobacter jejuni?

The history.: See: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/5/1/99-0104_article

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Should I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for my campylobacter?

Should I take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for my campylobacter?

Maybe: If you have campylobacter the pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) is part of a treatment regimen. Have you had a bx or blood test for this.? Peptobismol will help the symptoms but will not resolve the problem. To eradicate is complex and needs multiple meds. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more