Four Sporadic Pediatric Cases of <i>Yersinia enterocolitica</i> O:8 Infection in a Rural Area of Japan

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Abstract

In the spring of 2015, we experienced a cluster of 4 sporadic cases of yersiniosis in children in Nagano prefecture, a rural area of Japan. Two patients developed appendicitis-like episodes; one had acute gastroenteritis, and the other had bacteremia associated with liver abscess. The causative agent of these infections was <i>Yersinia enterocolitica</i> serogroup O:8. None of the patients had an underlying illness, and all have recovered completely. The patients were neither socially nor geographically related to each other. These 4 consecutive cases suggest that <i>Y. enterocolitica</i> O:8 has spread substantially in the middle part of Japan, and that this virulent strain might be more common than previously reported in our country.

Journal

  • Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases

    Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases 70(2), 192-194, 2017

    National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases Editorial Committee

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130005475399
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA1132885X
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    1344-6304
  • NDL Article ID
    028079695
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-C450
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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