Genetic characterization of Campylobacter jejuni O:41 isolates in relation with Guillain-Barré syndrome

T M Wassenaar, B N Fry, A J Lastovica, J A Wagenaar, P J Coloe, B Duim

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    Abstract

    Campylobacter jejuni O:41 strains are found in association with Guillain-Barré syndrome in South Africa. Strains of this serotype collected over 17 years were characterized by amplified fragment length polymorphism and flagellin typing to determine their clonal nature. Despite minor variation in GM1 expression, all of the strains were genetically indistinguishable, indicating that they are representative of a genetically stable clone.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)874-6
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
    Volume38
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2000

    Keywords

    • Campylobacter Infections
    • Campylobacter jejuni
    • Flagellin
    • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
    • Humans
    • Polymerase Chain Reaction
    • Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length
    • Serotyping

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