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

Updated: Aug 05, 2019
  • Author: Mahmud H Javid, MBBS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Up to 80% of patients with Campylobacter infection demonstrate evidence of proctocolitis on sigmoidoscopy. However, findings may be identical to those observed in pseudomembranous colitis or inflammatory bowel disease. Sigmoidoscopic abnormalities range from focal mucosal edema and hyperemia with patchy petechiae to diffuse or aphthoid ulceration.


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