Campylobacter jejuni Campylobacter coli
Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli
comma, S or ‘gull-wing’ shapes.
Requires selective media like skirrow’s and Butzler’s
media for isolation of the bacteria from faecal specimen. Antigenic structure:
. Lipopolysaccharide . Cytopathic extracellular toxin . Enterotoxin features: Inoculum dose: 104 organisms Source of infection is contaminated food, drinks,and unpasteurized milk The organism multiply in small intestine, invade the
epithellium and produce inflammation
headache, malaise, crampy abdominal pain and bloody mucoid diarrhea, and usually self-limited enteritis in a week period