Campylobacter species


Contact Precautions

General Information

Supportive care.

If any one of following, give azithromycin 500mg PO q24h x 3 days:

  • bloody diarrhea

  • high fever

  • persistent symptoms (1 week)

  • immunocompromised

Motile, comma-shaped, Gram-negative bacilli

Transmission occurs by ingestion of contaminated food or water or by direct contact with fecal material from infected animals or people.

Diarrheal illness: usually self resolving.

Immunoreactive complications can occur:

  •  Guillain-Barre Syndrome

  •  Reactive arthritis

Treatment may shorten the duration of illness by 1 day.

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