Sepsis and empyema caused by Yersinia enterocolitica

J. Clarridge, C. Roberts, J. Peters, D. Musher

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Yersinia enterocolitica is the cause of gastrointestinal infection in the overwhelming majority of recognized cass, although extraintestinal sites are occasionally involved. We report a case of Y. enterocolitica septicemia and empyema complicated by the adult respiratory distress syndrome. The organism was also recovered from the patient's feces by alkaline enrichment and persisted through at least 19 days of antibiotic treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)936-938
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983


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  • Microbiology (medical)

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