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Microbes Infect. 2002 Apr;4(4):399-403.

Chronic effects of Campylobacter infection.

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  • 1Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 4th Floor Gates Building, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283, USA.


Campylobacter jejuni is one of the most common causes of bacterial gastroenteritis and chronic sequelae, such as reactive arthritis and Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), are known to follow uncomplicated infections. While little is known about reactive arthritis following Campylobacter infection, our knowledge on the pathogenesis of Campylobacter-induced GBS is expanding rapidly and is summarized in this review.

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