Antibodies against an acid extract from a single campylobacter strain in hospitalized campylobacter patients

Infection. 1983 Jul-Aug;11(4):189-91. doi: 10.1007/BF01641193.


An acid glycine extract from a single Campylobacter jejuni strain was used as the antigen in the enzyme immunoassay (EIA). Elevated values indicating the presence of specific IgM and/or IgG antibodies were found in 73% of 52 patients hospitalized for campylobacter infection. A further 6% of the patients who had lower EIA values in paired serum samples showed at least a 20% change in EIA values. The same sera had been studied earlier for agglutinating antibodies using four reference campylobacter strains. 74% of the patients had shown elevated titres and a further 17% four-fold changes of lower titres in paired sera.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Antibodies, Bacterial / analysis*
  • Antigens, Bacterial / immunology
  • Campylobacter Infections / complications
  • Campylobacter Infections / diagnosis
  • Campylobacter Infections / immunology*
  • Campylobacter fetus / immunology
  • Enteritis / etiology
  • Enteritis / immunology*
  • Humans
  • Immunoenzyme Techniques
  • Immunoglobulin G / analysis
  • Immunoglobulin M / analysis
  • Patient Admission


  • Antibodies, Bacterial
  • Antigens, Bacterial
  • Immunoglobulin G
  • Immunoglobulin M