Serotype Distribution of Isolates of C. jejuni subsp. jejuni, C. jejuni subsp. doylei, C. coli, and C. upsaliensis from Paediatric Enteritis Patients

  • A. J. Lastovica


Gastroenterits associated with Campylobacter infection is a serious problem at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital. Since 1977 over 7,000 strains of Campylobacter and related organisms have been isolated from the diarrhoeic stools of our paediatric patients. Also, during this period, 221 isolates of Campylobacter or Helicobacter have been isolated from the blood cultures of our patients. The object of this study was to compare and contrast the serotypes of the various species of Campylobacter isolated from the stools and blood cultures isolates of our paediatric patients.


Blood Culture Blood Agar Plate Penner System Serotype Distribution Blood Culture Isolate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Lastovica
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  1. 1.Department of Medical MicrobiologyRed Cross Children’s HospitalCape TownSouth Africa

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