[Bacteremia and pneumonia due to Yersinia enterocolitica serotype O:3 in an immunocompetent patient]

Med Mal Infect. 2005 Jun;35(6):370-3. doi: 10.1016/j.medmal.2005.04.006.
[Article in French]


The authors report a rare case of Yersinia enterocolitica O:3 pneumonia in an immunocompetent 70-year old man. There was no evidence of acute gastrointestinal disease. Diagnosis was confirmed by blood cultures. He responded with resolution of the infection after 21 days of therapy with a third-generation cephalosporin then by cotrimoxazole. Only 15 cases have been reported so far. Most of the patients were immunocompromised. This is the first case in France.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Bacteremia / drug therapy
  • Bacteremia / microbiology*
  • Cephalosporins / therapeutic use
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • France / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Immunocompetence
  • Male
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial / drug therapy
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial / microbiology*
  • Serotyping
  • Trimethoprim, Sulfamethoxazole Drug Combination / therapeutic use
  • Yersinia Infections / drug therapy
  • Yersinia Infections / epidemiology
  • Yersinia Infections / microbiology*
  • Yersinia enterocolitica / classification
  • Yersinia enterocolitica / isolation & purification*


  • Cephalosporins
  • Trimethoprim, Sulfamethoxazole Drug Combination