The most common human disease caused by Campylobacters is acute gastroenteritis. A collective name for infectious disease caused by members of these bacteria is called Campylobacteriosis. Campylobacter infections are among the most common bacterial infection in humans. It is characterized by profuse, often bloody diarrhoea, particularly in children, acute abdominal pain and fever. They produce both diarrheal and systemic illness. Most cases recover after a period of bed rest like other enteric infections. It is usually cleared up on their own but sometimes is treated with electrolyte replacement and rehydration therapy. Antimicrobial treatment (erythromycin, tetracycline or fluoroquinolone) can be used in invasive cases to eliminate the carrier state.
citation: Adekunle OC, Onilude AA (2015) Antimicrobial Resistance and Plasmid Profiles of Campylobacter Species from Infants Presenting with Diarrhoea in Osun State, Nigeria. J Med Microb Diagn 4:172.