Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Distribution of Clinical Symptoms in Patients with Diarrhea Caused by Campylobacter Species Referred to Tehran Hospitals

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Distribution of Clinical Symptoms in Patients with Diarrhea Caused by Campylobacter Species Referred to Tehran Hospitals

Article excerpt

Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of clinical symptoms in patients with diarrhea caused by Campylobacter referred to Tehran hospitals.

Methods: Demographic and clinical data of patients with diarrhea admitted to hospitals during 2012 to 2013, in Teh- ran, Iran were collected. Stool samples were obtained from all patients and then transported to the microbiology labora- tory using medium such as CARY-BLAIR and were cultured in specific media. Bacterial isolates were identified by bio- chemical and microbial tests and results were analyzed with SPSS software.

Results: Of 434 studied patients; 239 (45%) women and 195 (55%) male, 33 (6.7%) case; 18 female and 15 male were positive for Campylobacter spp. In Campylobacter positive groups, 93% nausea, 100% anorexia and fever, 94% ab- dominal pain, 25% Headache, 89% weakness, bloody stool 89% and 95% mucosal stool was seen whereas this data for non-Campylobacter positive group was 87% nausea, 90% ano- rexia, 94% fever, 86% abdominal pain, 31% Headache, 40% weakness, 56% bloody stool and 85% mucosal stool. …

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