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Arcobacter Species in Humans1

By Olivier Vandenberg, Anne Dediste, Kurt Houf, Sandra Ibekwem, Hichem Souayah, Sammy Cadranel, Nicole Douat, G. Zissis, J.-P. Butzler and P. Vandamme


During an 8-year study period, Arcobacter butzleri was the fourth most common Campylobacter-like organism isolated from 67,599 stool specimens. Our observations suggest that A. butzleri displays microbiologic and clinical features similar to those of Campylobacter jejuni; however, A. butzleri is more frequently associated with a persistent, watery diarrhea

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