Pediatric Campylobacter Infections Treatment & Management

Updated: Sep 30, 2015
  • Author: Jocelyn Y Ang, MD, FAAP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

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  • Evaluation of patients with Campylobacter infections can usually be performed on an outpatient basis.
  • Intravenous hydration and inpatient care may be necessary for patients who are severely dehydrated and cannot tolerate oral hydration.
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Surgical Care

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  • Occasionally, acute abdominal pain may be the only presenting symptom, often mimicking acute appendicitis and resulting in immediate laparotomy.
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Consultations

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  • Consultation with an infectious disease specialist and a gastroenterologist may be necessary for complicated cases.
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Diet

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  • Because rehydration and electrolyte replacement are the mainstays for treating diarrheal disease, oral rehydration with an electrolyte and glucose solution is necessary.
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Activity

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  • Permit activity as tolerated.
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