An outbreak of Campylobacter enteritis--a rheumatological followup survey

J Rheumatol. 1983 Feb;10(1):107-8.


One hundred and thirty individuals with bacteriologically proven Campylobacter jejuni enteric infection in a single outbreak were studied. Eighty-eight patients had gastrointestinal symptoms. One probable example of reactive arthritis was found. This is a frequency similar to that found in other comparable series of Salmonella typhimurium and Shigella flexneri infections, suggesting a common pathogenesis for the reactive arthritis associated with these 3 infections.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arthritis / diagnosis
  • Arthritis / etiology*
  • Campylobacter Infections / complications*
  • Campylobacter Infections / epidemiology
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Enteritis / complications*
  • Enteritis / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Scotland