Pyomyositis caused by Yersinia enterocolitica

D. J. Brennessel, N. Robbins, S. Hindman

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Yersinia enterocolitica is known to be associated with gastroenteritis in children and Reiter's syndrome in adults, but it has only rarely been the cause of primary soft tissue infections. A patient with diabetes mellitus developed a calf abscess, from which Y. enterocolitica was isolated in pure culture. Incision, drainage, and intravenous gentamicin therapy resulted in cure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-294
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1984

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  • Microbiology (medical)


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