Lack of association between the presence of the pVir plasmid and bloody diarrhea in Campylobacter jejuni enteritis.
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The main mechanisms by which Campylobacter jejuni causes diarrhea are unknown. In contrast to a recent communication, we report here the absence of an association with the plasmid pVir in patients infected with C. jejuni who developed bloody diarrhea in The Netherlands, and we suggest a role for other virulence determinants.
- Campylobacter Infections/epidemiology/*microbiology
- Campylobacter jejuni/*genetics/isolation & purification/pathogenicity
- Epidemiology, Molecular
- Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage/microbiology
- Genes, Bacterial
- Plasmids/genetics/isolation & purification