Some people with campylobacteriosis have convulsions with fever or meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the spinal cord).
Some people infected with Campylobacter develop arthritis.
A small number of people may develop Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), the leading cause of acute paralysis in this country. This rare condition develops from 2 to 4 weeks after Campylobacter infection and usually after diarrheal symptoms have disappeared. People with GBS suffer from increasing paralysis of the limbs which lasts for several weeks. In more severe cases, they develop breathing problems requiring very long hospital stays.
Last Updated February 26, 2007