Flashcards in Campylobacter Deck (15):
Campylobacter is gram ____
what shape is Camylobacter?
How are the physical characteristics of Camylobacter similar to Helicobacter?
Both are gram negatvie microaerophilic bacteria but Camylobacter is comma shaped and Helicobacter is heilcal shaped
C. jejuni is the most common cause of what i nthe US?
What are the notable species of Camylobacter?
C. jejuni, C. fetus, C. coli
Campylobacter grow in what environmental conditions?
reduced oxygen and increased carbon dioxide at 42 degrees Celsius
Is Campylobacter naturally competent? what does this mean?
Yes; means it can naturally take up genetic material from the environment
where does Campylobacter come from?
its zoonotic meaning it transfered from animals to humans thus comes from contaminated food, poultry, milk or water
Is the infectious dosage of Campylobacter low or high?
What syndrome does Campylobacter cause?
Guillain-Barre syndrome (autoimmune disorder)
Campylobacter's symptoms included:
How does Campylobacter affect jejunum?
it causes damage to the mucosal surface of jejunum
How is Campylobacter diagnosed?
thin S-shape organism in stool or commercial immunoassay kits available
Treatment of Campylobacter?
-replacement of lost fluid
-antibiotics (erythromycin) are given in septicemia