Flashcards in Campylobacter Deck (18):
Microscopy characteristics of Campylobacter?
Highly motile (darting movement)
Name of a Campylobacter?
How is Campylobacter spread?
How is Campylobacter related to Diarrhoea?
It is the leading cause of bacterial Diarrhoea.
What is Campylobacter a cause of?
What kind of media does one need to grow Campylobacter?
Where does one find Campylobacter in the environment?
Wild or domestic animals (including birds)
How can one acquire Campylobacter?
Contaminated food (undercooked poultry)
Direct transmission (puppies and kittens)
Is campylobacter a cause of travellers Diarrhoea? Why?
Yes. High prevalence in developing countries.
What does Campylobacter jejuni cause?
Symptoms of C.jejuni infection?
Diarrhoea - watery to frankly dysenteric
What would you see if you had to perform a laparotomy on someone infected with C.jejuni?
Can Campylobacter cause serious life-threatening illness?
In the immunocompromised, elderly and neonates.
What syndrome can be a complication of Campylobacter infection?
What is Guillain-Barr Syndrome?
Autoimmune reaction > ab's to Campylobacter target nervous tissue > ascending paralysis
How can one diagnose a Campylobacter infection?
Culture - use faeces or blood
Treatment of a Campylobacter infection?
*diarrhoea is usually self-limiting so antibiotics not normally given