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Doctor insights on: Humans Catch Campylobacter

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

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?

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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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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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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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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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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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