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Rapid diagnosis of Campylobacter jejuni by stool Gram stain examination
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  1. Kazuhiro Kamata1,
  2. Yasuharu Tokuda2
  1. 1Mito Kyodo General Hospital, Mito City, Japan
  2. 2Department of General Internal Medicine, Tsukuba University, Mito, Ibaraki, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Professor Yasuharu Tokuda, yasuharu.tokuda{at}gmail.com

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Microscopic stool examination by Gram stain is useful for rapid diagnosis and treatment of Campylobacter infection in patients with acute onset diarrhoea. A 69-year-old Japanese woman with pernicious anaemia presented with a 3-day history of fever and watery diarrhoea. On examination, her mental status was normal and general appearance was not in acute distress. Blood pressure was 115/43 mm Hg, pulse …

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