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Other Yersinia infections: yersiniosis 

Other Yersinia infections: yersiniosis
Other Yersinia infections: yersiniosis

Michael B. Prentice



Clinical investigation—multilocus sequence typing (MLST) scheme now available for Y. pseudotuberculosis.

Aetiology, genetics, pathogenesis, and pathology—multiple Y. enterocolitica genome sequences

Further reading—second Y. enterocolitica genome sequence and new Y. pseudotuberculosis MLST scheme

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date: 23 October 2021

Yersiniosis is caused by the enteropathogenic Gram-negative organisms Yersinia enterocolitica and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis, which are worldwide zoonotic pathogens. Disease is acquired by consumption of contaminated food or water and is commonest in childhood, and in colder climates. Presentation is with diarrhoea, fever and abdominal pain, which may mimic appendicitis. Late complications include reactive arthritis, erythema nodosum, and erythema multiforme. Systemic infection is more likely with ...

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