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Part 8. Infectious Diseases > Section 6. Diseases Caused by Gram-Negative Bacteria >
Chapter 155. Infections Due to
and Related Organisms
Infections Due to
and Related Organisms: Introduction, Further Readings.
campylobacter; campylobacter infection; gastrointestinal infections and enterotoxigenic poisonings.
Bacteria of the genus
and of the related genera
(Chap. 151) cause a variety of inflammatory conditions. Although acute diarrheal illnesses are most common, these organisms may cause infections in virtually all parts of the body, especially in compromised hosts, and these infections may have late nonsuppurative sequelae. The designation
comes from the Greek for "curved rod" and refers to the organism's vibrio-like morphology...."
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