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Seizures Associated With Campylobacter Enteritis

Am J Dis Child. 1983;137(4):410. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1983.02140300088032.
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Sir.—The association between seizures and Campylobacter jejuni enteritis has been reported infrequently.1,2 The age-specific incidence of this observation is important in distinguishing it from simple febrile convulsions, which nearly always appear between 9 and 18 months, and rarely after 5 years of age.3 The authors of the article "Seizures Associated With Campylobacter Enteritis" (Journal 1982;136:1028) concluded that Campylobacter should be looked for in children with seizures and diarrhea, especially "in a patient beyond the usual age range of such seizures." I would like to direct the clinician and microbiologist to the fact that this bacteria should also be sought in children in the age range of febrile convulsion. Havalad et al1 described nine children having C jejuni enteritis with fever and convulsions. Despite a mean age of 5 years 8 months, the range was 3 years 3 months to 7 years 7 months. Similarly, Wright et


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