Brachyspira Species and Gastroenteritis in Humans

L.J. Westerman, R.F. de Boer, J.H. Roelfsema, I.H.M. Friesema, L.M. Kortbeek, J.A. Wagenaar, M.J.M. Bonten, J.G. Kusters

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Brachyspira species have been implicated as a potential cause of gastroenteritis in humans; this is, however, controversial. In 733 gastroenteritis cases and 464 controls, we found 29 samples positive for Brachyspira species (2.3% of cases and 2.6% of controls; P = 0.77). Brachyspira species were not associated with gastroenteritis in humans.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2411-2413
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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