Campylobacter hyointestinalis

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Campylobacter hyointestinalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Epsilonproteobacteria
Order: Campylobacterales
Family: Campylobacteraceae
Genus: Campylobacter
Species: C. hyointestinalis
Binomial name
Campylobacter hyointestinalis

Gebhart et al. 1983

Campylobacter hyointestinalis is a species of Campylobacter.[1] It is implicated as a pathogen in gastroenteritis and diarrhoea in humans.[2] It has been known to be transmitted from its usual host, the pig, to humans.[3] In pigs, it is usually associated with proliferative ileitis, and found in conjunction with other species of that genus; however, it has also been isolated from hamster and cattle stool. It is catalase-positive, hydrogen sulfide positive in the TSI slant, glycine tolerant and intolerant to 3.0% sodium chloride. It is able to grow at 25°C, is sensitive to cephalothin and resistant to nalidixic acid.[1]


  1. ^ a b Gebhart CJ, Ward GE, Chang K, Kurtz HJ (March 1983). "Campylobacter hyointestinalis (new species) isolated from swine with lesions of proliferative ileitis". American Journal of Veterinary Research 44 (3): 361–7. PMID 6838031. 
  2. ^ Edmonds P, Patton CM, Griffin PM et al. (April 1987). "Campylobacter hyointestinalis associated with human gastrointestinal disease in the United States". Journal of Clinical Microbiology 25 (4): 685–91. PMC 266060. PMID 3571477. Retrieved 2013-06-10. 
  3. ^ Gorkiewicz G, Feierl G, Zechner R, Zechner EL (July 2002). "Transmission of Campylobacter hyointestinalis from a pig to a human". Journal of Clinical Microbiology 40 (7): 2601–5. doi:10.1128/jcm.40.7.2601-2605.2002. PMC 120582. PMID 12089284. Retrieved 2013-06-10. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Antimicrobial resistance: Laatu, M. (2005). "Susceptibility of Campylobacter hyointestinalis subsp. hyointestinalis to antimicrobial agents and characterization of quinolone-resistant strains". Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 55 (2): 182–187. doi:10.1093/jac/dkh537. ISSN 1460-2091.