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J Paediatr Child Health. 2014 Feb;50(2):91-5. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12240. Epub 2013 May 28.

Yersinia intussusception: case report and review.

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Infectious Diseases Department, Wollongong Hospital, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.

Abstract

Intussusception is a recognised paediatric presentation in emergency department and primary care settings. The aetiology of intussusception is multifactorial and largely unknown but includes infection in some cases. Yersinia has been the most frequently cited bacterial association in children. Identifying Yersinia affects the role and choice of antibiotics in a child's treatment regimen. This article reports on Australia's first proven case of Yersinia enterocolitica intussusception, and reviews the clinical epidemiology of all known reported cases world-wide.

KEYWORDS:

Yersinia; case reports; intussusception

PMID:
23711231
DOI:
10.1111/jpc.12240
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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