Definition of Campylobacter

1. Noun. Any bacteria of the genus ''Campylobacter''; a principal cause of food poisoning ¹



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Definition of Campylobacter

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Campylobacter

1. A genus of bacteria that represents a number of different species that are pathogenic in man. Campylobacter jejuni is probably the second most common cause of waterborne diarrhoeal disease in the United States. Campylobacter pylori has been implicated as an aetiological factor in the development of gastritis and peptic ulcer disease. Common symptoms include abdominal pain, watery diarrhoea (may be bloody) and fever. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Campylobacter

camptospasm
camptothecin
camptothecins
campus
campus-legend
campus legend
campus legends
campused
campuses
campusing
campuslike
campuswide
campward
campy
campylite
campylobacter (current term)
campylobacter coli
campylobacter enteritis
campylobacter foetus
campylobacter infections
campylobacter jejuni
campylobacteria
campylobacteriosis
campylobacterium
campylobacterosis
campylobacters
campylotropous
campylotropous ovule
cams

Literary usage of Campylobacter

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1. The ABCs of Safe & Healthy Child Care: A Handbook for Child Care Providers by Cynthia M. Hale, Jacqueline A. Polder (2000)
"campylobacter Infections in the Child Care Setting campylobacter infections ... Although outbreaks of campylobacter diarrhea have been reported from child ..."

2. Diarrhea and Malnutrition: Interactions, Mechanisms, and Interventions by Lincoln C. Chen, Nevin S. Scrimshaw (1983)
"Butzler, JP, and Skirrow, MB campylobacter enteritis. Clin. ... Blaser, MJ, Parsons, RB, and Wang, WL Acute colitis caused by campylobacter fetus ss jejuni. ..."

3. Digestive Diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact edited by James E. Everhart (1995)
"Guillain-Barré syndrome and campylobacter jejuni: a serological study. ... Guillain-Barré syndrome associated with campylobacter infection. ..."

4. Fowl Deeds: The Impact of Chicken Production and Consumption on People and by Alexis Vaughan (1999)
"With up to 41 % of chickens on retail sale in the UK contaminated with Salmonella, 48% infected with campylobacter and 66% infected with Listeria,73 there ..."

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