Generalized Yersinia enterocolitica infection

J Infect Dis. 1975 Apr;131(4):447-51. doi: 10.1093/infdis/131.4.447.

Abstract

The clinical course of generalized Yersinia enterocolitica infection in 13 patients was observed. Two syndromes were apparent; seven patients had an acute septicemic picture, whereas the rest had a subacute localizing infection that usually produced hepatic or splenic abscesses. The latter form often resembled amebic hepatitis clinically, and five of the six patients died despite antibiotic treatment. The acute septicemic form of the disease resembled systemic salmonellosis, and most cases responded to therapy with the appropriate antibiotics.

MeSH terms

  • Abscess / drug therapy
  • Abscess / microbiology
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Liver Abscess / drug therapy
  • Liver Abscess / microbiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pasteurella Infections / diagnosis*
  • Pasteurella Infections / drug therapy
  • Salmonella Infections / diagnosis
  • Sepsis / drug therapy
  • Sepsis / microbiology
  • Species Specificity
  • Splenic Diseases / drug therapy
  • Splenic Diseases / microbiology
  • Yersinia* / isolation & purification

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents