What are the signs and symptoms of Campylobacter enteritis infection in colitis?

Updated: Oct 02, 2017
  • Author: David A Piccoli, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Campylobacter enteritis is characterized by the abrupt onset of fever and abdominal pain, shortly followed by diarrhea. Temperature often remains normal in children younger than 3 months but may be as high as 40°C in older children. Vomiting is uncommon. Two thirds of the children may have severe abdominal pain. The stools are watery and occur 2-20 times daily; they contain blood in 50-95% of cases. Infection is acquired through ingestion of raw meat, poultry, fish, and water.


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