Medical Dictionary: Campylobacter


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Campylobacter: Another name for Campylobacter food poisoning.
Campylobacter (condition): Common bacterial infection usually from chicken.

Campylobacter: Campylobacteriosis is an infectious disease caused by bacteria of the genus Campylobacter. Most people who become ill with campylobacteriosis get diarrhea, cramping, abdominal pain, and fever within 2 to 5 days after exposure to the organism. The diarrhea may be bloody and can be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. The illness typically lasts 1 week. Some persons who are infected with Campylobacter don't have any symptoms at all. In persons with compromised immune systems, Campylobacter occasionally spreads to the bloodstream and causes a serious life-threatening infection. 1

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1. excerpt from Campylobacter Infections General: DBMD

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