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Doctor insights on: Campylobacter Bacteria

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What exactly is the campylobacter jejuni?

What exactly is the campylobacter jejuni?

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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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 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