Campylobacter jejuni

Campylobacter jejuni


General Information

  • Ciprofloxacin (confirm susceptibility)
  • Doxycycline (confirm susceptibility)

Motile, comma-shaped, aerobic gram-negative bacilli

  • The gastrointestinal tracts of domestic and wild birds and animals are reservoirs
  • Food borne disease; transmission occurs by ingestion of contaminated food or water or by Campylobacter in the GI flora of animals, especially poultry
  • Diarrheal illness, abdominal cramping, nausea/vomiting and fever
  • Rarely bacteremia

Immunoreactive complications can occur:

  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Myocarditis
  • Pericarditis
  • Erythema nodosum during convalescence