THOMAS C. QUINN, M.D.; LAWRENCE COREY, M.D.; ROBERT G. CHAFFEE, M.D.; MICHAEL D. SCHUFFLER, M.D.; KING K. HOLMES, M.D., Ph.D.
Campylobacter fetus subspecies jejuni is now recognized as a common bacterial pathogen causing acute gastroenteritis in humans (1). With selective culture technique, it has been isolated from 4% to 8% of patients with acute enteritis and from less than 1% of asymptomatic patients (1, 2). Typically, C. fetus ssp. jejuni infections produce inflammation of the intestinal tract, causing acute diarrhea of several days' duration with fever, chills, myalgias, and abdominal pain. Transmission is believed to be primarily through ingestion of contaminated water or food or acquired by close contact with infected animals (dogs, fowl, and cattle) (1). Sexual transmission has
QUINN TC, COREY L, CHAFFEE RG, SCHUFFLER MD, HOLMES KK. Campylobacter Proctitis in a Homosexual Man. Ann Intern Med. ;93:458–459. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-3-458
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