NC_009715:167513 Campylobacter curvus 525.92 chromosome, complete genome
Host Lineage: Campylobacter curvus; Campylobacter; Campylobacteraceae; Campylobacterales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria
General Information: Gastrointestinal clinical isolate. Members of this genus are one of the most common causes of bacterial gastroenteritis (campylobacteriosis). Members of this genus are one of the most common causes of bacterial gastroenteritis (campylobacteriosis). Usually the symptoms are abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea, and cramps, but the illness can sometimes be fatal and some infected individuals develop a syndrome (Guillain-Barre) in which the nerves connecting the spinal cord to the brain are damaged. C. jejuni is the main cause of campylobacteriosis, but other species can also cause infection, including C. coli, C. upsaliensis, and C. curvus.Campylobacter curvus.This species was originally isolated from the human oral cavity in cases of gingivitis; however the role it plays in periodontal disease is unclear. This organism has also been isolated from cases of gastrointestinal disease, and occassionally from abscesses.