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The consequences of campylobacter infection

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Sarah O'Brien



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a review that has been published in its final definitive form by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2017.

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© 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.Purpose of review: The purpose of this review is to provide an update on the clinical, public health and economic consequences of Campylobacter infection. Recent findings: Campylobacter is a leading bacterial cause of food-related illness. Its importance is enhanced by the chronic sequelae that can result from acute infection. Recent advances include a new clinical classification system for neurological sequelae with the aim of speeding accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment, a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying postinfectious functional gastrointestinal disorders, the emergence of Campylobacter concisus and Campylobacter showae as potential aetiological agents in inflammatory bowel disease, a new mechanism for antimicrobial resistance in campylobacters and a better appreciation of the economic costs. Summary: Campylobacter infection is very common and can lead to serious chronic sequelae and considerable personal, healthcare and societal costs.

Publication metadata

Author(s): O'Brien SJ

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology

Year: 2017

Volume: 33

Issue: 1

Pages: 14-20

Print publication date: 01/01/2017

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

ISSN (print): 0267-1379

ISSN (electronic): 1531-7056

Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins


DOI: 10.1097/MOG.0000000000000329

PubMed id: 27798443