Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1996 Oct;16(5):773-779.

A Case of Yersinia enterocolitica Enterocolitis and Mesenteric Lymphadenitis Diagnosed by Colonoscopy


Yersinia enterocolitica is an important pathogen that causes a spectrum of clinical illnesses from simple gastroenteritis to invasive ileitis and colitis. Also it is important to differentiate endoscopic findings involving terminal ileum between inflammatory bowel diseases and infectious colitis. There were few reports about Y. enterocolitica infection confirmed by culture and serology in Korea. We report the first case, in Korea, of terminal ileitis and mesenteric lymphadenitis by Y. enterocolitica confirmed by colonoscopy, biopsy, tissue cultures, and serology in a 42-year-old woman complained vague abdominal discomfort and loose stool.


Yersinia enterocolitica; Colonoscopy; Terminal ileitis
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