Organismo Campylobacter jejuni

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Organismo Campylobacter jejuni

La infección por Campylobacter jejuni ocasiona calambres, diarrea, dolor abdominal y fiebre en un período de 2 a 5 días después de que la persona ha estado expuesta al organismo. La Campylobacter jejuni es una de las causas bacterianas más comunes de diarrea y la mayor parte de estas bacterias provienen de la manipulación e ingestión de carne de aves de corral cruda o mal cocida. Aunque las aves de corral y otras aves no resultan afectadas por la bacteria, otros animales sí pueden resultar afectados; por lo tanto, es posible que una persona adquiera la infección por el contacto con las heces infectadas de un gato o un perro enfermo. Así se ven los organismos Campylobacter a través de un microscopio. (Cortesía de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades -CDC- de los Estados Unidos)

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  • Last Reviewed on 01/27/2012
  • George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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