The chronic gastrointestinal consequences associated with campylobacter

Mark S. Riddle*, Ramiro L. Gutierrez, Elena F. Verdu, Chad K. Porter

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Campylobacteriosis is a leading cause of acute infectious diarrhea in the developing world, where it causes considerable mortality, and in developed countries, where it accounts for significant healthcare and other costs. Evidence has emerged from basic science, clinical, and epidemiological domains that suggests that Campylobacter infection is not limited to acute illness but is also involved in the development of well-described extraintestinal sequelae, such as the Guillain-Barré syndrome and reactive arthritis, and may also contribute to the pathogenesis of chronic gastrointestinal conditions. This review will focus on the role of Campylobacter infection as a risk factor for the development of chronic gastrointestinal sequelae, such as functional gastrointestinal disorders, with which irritable bowel syndrome has been most frequently associated, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-405
Number of pages11
JournalCurrent Gastroenterology Reports
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Campylobacter
  • Campylobacter jejuni
  • Campylobacteriosis
  • Celiac disease
  • Chronic disease
  • Crohn's disease
  • Epidemiology
  • Functional bowel disease
  • Functional dyspepsia
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Ulcerative colitis


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