BRIAN J. MURRAY, M.D.
To the editor: The recent multicenter study by Blaser and associates and The Collaborative Diarrheal Disease Study Group (1) of campylobacter enteritis led to findings confirmed by data on patients of college age in our student health service. In a 6-month period, over 200 patients with acute diarrhea were seen. All patients were asked to submit a fresh stool specimen, which was evaluated on wet mount exam for the presence of fecal leukocytes.
Of the 200 specimens evaluated, 113 showed some degree of fecal leukocytosis. Our own experience has indicated a very low yield for isolation of enteric pathogens in
MURRAY BJ. Campylobacter Enteritis. Ann Intern Med. ;98:1029–1030. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-6-1029_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(6):1029-1030.
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