Skip to main page content
Access keys NCBI Homepage MyNCBI Homepage Main Content Main Navigation
. 2007 Jul;49(7):748-55.
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3180d09ec5.

Neurologic Symptoms and Neuropathologic Antibodies in Poultry Workers Exposed to Campylobacter Jejuni

Affiliations

Neurologic Symptoms and Neuropathologic Antibodies in Poultry Workers Exposed to Campylobacter Jejuni

Lance B Price et al. J Occup Environ Med. .

Abstract

Objectives: To examine associations between occupational exposure to live poultry with Campylobacter exposure, Campylobacter-associated neurologic symptoms, and neuropathologic antibodies.

Methods: Questionnaires, serum samples, and stool specimens were collected from 20 poultry workers and 40 community referents. Campylobacter exposure was evaluated by stool culture and serum antibodies; neurologic symptoms were assessed by questionnaire; and neuropathologic antibodies were measured by serum anti-glycolipid antibody concentrations.

Results: Poultry workers had significantly higher anti-Campylobacter immunoglobulin G titers compared with that of referents (P < 0.05); they were significantly more likely to report multiple Campylobacter-associated neurologic symptoms; and male poultry workers had a higher point risk estimate for detectable neuropathologic anti-glycolipid immunoglobulin G titers (P = 0.07) compared with male referents.

Conclusions: These data suggest that poultry workers are at elevated risk of Campylobacter exposure and may be at elevated risk for Campylobacter-associated neurologic sequelae.

Similar articles

See all similar articles

Cited by 9 articles

See all "Cited by" articles

Publication types

MeSH terms

Substances

LinkOut - more resources

Feedback