Campylobacter Infections Questions & Answers

Updated: Aug 24, 2018
  • Author: Mahmud H Javid, MBBS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are Campylobacter infections?

What are the signs and symptoms of Campylobacter infections?

Which infectious agent is related to Campylobacter?

How are Campylobacter infections transmitted?

What is the infectious dose of Campylobacter?

What is the pathogenesis of Campylobacter infections?

What is the pathophysiology of diarrhea in Campylobacter infections?

What are the characteristics of Campylobacter infections in patients with HIV infection?

What is the pathophysiology of C fetus Campylobacter infections?

What is the pathophysiology of C jejuni Campylobacter infections?

What is the incidence of Campylobacter infections in the US?

What is the global incidence of Campylobacter infections?

What are the risk factors for Campylobacter infection caused mortality?

What are the racial predilections for Campylobacter infections?

How does the incidence of Campylobacter infections vary by sex?

Which age groups are at greatest risk for Campylobacter infections?

Presentation

What is the typical history in patients with Campylobacter infections?

What are the signs and symptoms of Campylobacter infections?

How do the clinical histories vary among different Campylobacter species?

What are the physical findings characteristic of Campylobacter infections?

How are Campylobacter organisms characterized?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Campylobacter Infections?

Workup

How are Campylobacter infections diagnosed?

What is the role of sigmoidoscopy in the diagnosis of Campylobacter infections?

Treatment

What is the initial therapy for Campylobacter infections?

What is the role of antibiotics in the treatment of Campylobacter infections?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of Campylobacter infections?

When should specialists be consulted in the treatment of Campylobacter infections?

What activity restrictions are needed during the treatment of Campylobacter infections?

Medications

Which antibiotics are used in the treatment of Campylobacter infections?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Campylobacter Infections?

Follow-up

What are the limitations of oral erythromycin in the treatment of Campylobacter infections?

How are Campylobacter infections prevented?

What are potential complications of Campylobacter infections?

What is the prognosis of Campylobacter infections?

What is included in patient education for Campylobacter infections?