Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2020

Abstract

Campylobacter jejuni gastroenteritis is the most frequent organism associated with acute infectious diarrhea worldwide. (e clinical presentation involves fever, diarrhea, rigors, and myalgias. Other extraintestinal symptoms that have been described involve delirium and other neurological complications, and the most well-known is Guillain-Barr´e, where there is cross-reactivity between the gastrointestinal tract and the brain. Despite previously described multiple neurological complications, there is a lack of clinical data on the association of Campylobacter-related gastroenteritis with acute encephalopathy in immunocompetent patients. (e type of population, immunocompetent stage, and unfamiliarity with the clinical presentation makes this a challenging diagnosis for clinicians. We report a case of Campylobacter gastroenteritis associated with acute encephalopathy in an immunocompetent patient.

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© 2020 Irma Huayanay et al. Original published version available at https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/9603428

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Publication Title

Case Reports in Infectious Diseases

DOI

10.1155/2020/9603428

Academic Level

resident

Mentor/PI Department

Internal Medicine

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