Campylobacter symptoms

Campylobacter symptoms  consisted of diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramps, which can be quite severe. Diarrhea may be bloody, and may develop a fever between 37.8 to 40 Celsius.

Campylobacter infection is an infection of the digestive tract or blood infections caused by Campylobacter bacteria. The most common form is gastroenteritis, which can be transmitted through contaminated water, meat or poultry that has not been cooked or contact with infected animals. These bacteria also cause diarrhea in people who travel to developing countries. Campylobacter bacterium also causes blood stream infections (bacteremia), particularly in patients with diabetes or cancer.

Intermittent fever which may be the only symptoms of Campylobacter infections outside the gastrointestinal tract. Additional symptoms to systemic infection include joint pain accompanied by red and swollen, abdominal pain and enlarged liver and spleen. Sometimes the infection can attack the heart valves (endocarditis) and brain membranes and spinal cord (meningitis).

Diagnosis based on results of blood tests, stool or other body fluids. A variety of antibiotics used to treat these infections, either alone or combined with other antibiotics. Ciprofloxacin, tetracycline or erythromycin is usually eradicate the bacteria and cure diarrhea. Bloodstream infections usually requires antibiotics intravenously (through veins).