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Campylobacter Enteritis among Turkish Children [Med J Islamic World Acad Sci]
Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 1989; 2(3): 201-203

Campylobacter Enteritis among Turkish Children

Gulsen Hascelik1, Yakut Akyon1, Serdar Diker2, Erdogan Berkman3
1From Hacettepe University, Department of Microbiology, Ankara, Turkiye.
2From Ankara University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ankara, Turkiye.
3From Hacettepe University, Department of Pediatrics, Ankara, Turkiye.

During a four and a half month period, we examined faecal samples from 340 children with acute enteritis and 100 controls by bacterial culture for pathogens, especially to assess the importance of campylobacter. Campylobacter species were isolated from 36 (10.6%) of diarrheal patients. This isolation rate was higher than the other enteropathogenic bacteria. Campylobacter alone was responsible for the illness in 33 (9.6%) patients. Common symptoms in patients infected with Campylobacter species were diarrhea (100%), fever (44.4%) and abdominal pain (38.8%). In the control group 2 (2%) were found to excrete Campylobacter speices.

Keywords: Campylobacter, gastroenteritis, children.

Gulsen Hascelik, Yakut Akyon, Serdar Diker, Erdogan Berkman. Campylobacter Enteritis among Turkish Children. Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 1989; 2(3): 201-203

Corresponding Author: Gulsen Hascelik, Türkiye

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