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