Epidemiologic and clinical features of Campylobacter jejuni infections.

Autor(es): Blaser M J

Resumo: Gram-negative bacteria of the genus Campylobacter and of related genera frequently colonize the gastrointestinal tracts of humans, other mammals, and birds. One organism, Campylobacter jejuni, has been recognized as an important human pathogen, usually causing a diarrheal illness. Infection is common throughout the world, but clinical and epidemiologic features differ in developed and developing countries. The high incidence of C. jejuni infections and their propensity to invade tissue and to induce inflammation are compatible with a role in the causation of Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Imprenta: The Journal of Infectious Diseases, v. 176, supl. 2, p. 103-105, 1997

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1093/infdis/jix623

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Inflammation ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Transmission ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Epidemiology ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Public health

Data de publicação: 1997