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What are complications of campylobacter infection?

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If campylobacter infection isn't treated, it can lead to serious consequences for a very small number of people. One example is a gallbladder infection (cholecystitis).

In rare cases, the infection is associated with arthritis and Guillain-Barre syndrome, a disorder in which your immune system attacks nerves in your body.

From: What Is Campylobacter Infection? WebMD Medical Reference

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “What is campylobacteriosis?”

World Health Organization: “Campylobacter.”

Wisconsin Division of Public Health: “Campylobacteriosis.”

Vermont Department of Health, “Campylobacter”

Antimicrobe.org: “Camylobacter species.”

SA Health (Government of South Australia): “Campylobacter infection.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on December 28, 2018

SOURCES:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “What is campylobacteriosis?”

World Health Organization: “Campylobacter.”

Wisconsin Division of Public Health: “Campylobacteriosis.”

Vermont Department of Health, “Campylobacter”

Antimicrobe.org: “Camylobacter species.”

SA Health (Government of South Australia): “Campylobacter infection.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on December 28, 2018

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