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Archivos de Pediatría del Uruguay

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DELFINO, Marcos et al. Campylobacter spp as a cause of dysentery: diagnostic options: Presentation of two clinical cases. Arch. Pediatr. Urug. [online]. 2016, vol.87, n.4, pp.347-350. ISSN 0004-0584.

In recent years an increase in the incidence of Campylobacter spp (CSSP) as the agent of diarrhea, enteritis and dysentery was observed. It constitutes a zoonosis, as well as a food transmitted disease. Diagnosis of acute gastroenteritis by CSPP is done by identifying the etiological agent on the patients’ feces. The objective of the following observation is to present two clinical cases of acute gastroenteritis in children with an etiological diagnosis of colitis, probably caused by Campylobacter spp by means of a direct study of the stool. Culture of the bacteria is the gold standard, although in Uruguay it is only available for research purposes. The easiest method to put into practice in the clinical laboratories is staining and the direct observation with a modified Gram, which, together with the clinical examination, enables diagnosis with a high degree of presumption. In both patients, the result caused the adoption of a specific antibiotic, which determined a good evolution.


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