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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 4, Issue 4, Pages 154-156
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/1990/762562
Brief Communication

Campylobacter Jejuni and Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Roman Jaeschke,1,2 E Jan Irvine,1,2 Jane Moore,1,2 and John Kelton1,2

1Departments of Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Pathology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
2Department of Medicine, St Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Received 6 February 1990; Accepted 23 March 1990

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Abstract

Gastrointestinal bacterial infections could be associated with multisystem complication due to the thrombotic phenomena. This paper reports the association of Campylobacter jejuni infection and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, and describes a new test for diagnosing thrombocytopenic purpura.