Accession Number : ADA271890


Title :   Lack of Evidence of Enterotoxin Involvement in Pathogenesis of Campylobacter Diarrhea


Corporate Author : VETERANS ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL CENTER NASHVILLE TN


Personal Author(s) : Perez-Perez, Guillermo I ; Taylor, David N ; Echerverria, Peter D ; Blaser, Martin J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a271890.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 12


Abstract : Several Campylobacter species are now recognized as important pathogens causing human diarrheal disease (7,8), but specific virulence mechanisms are not yet well defined. Campylobacter jejuni and C. coli infection may result in classical dysentery with fever and the presence of blood and Leukocytes in the stools, suggestive of an invasive process or cytotoxin production (3,27,37,38). Campylobacter diarrhea may also be associated with episodes of loose or watery stools and the absence of fever, consistent with the effect of a choleralike enterotoxin.


Descriptors :   *DIARRHEA , *ENTEROTOXINS , *PATHOGENESIS , REPRINTS , VACCINES , CYTOTOXINS , PATIENTS , INFECTIOUS DISEASES


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE