Korean J Nephrol.  1999 Mar;18(2):339-342.

A Case of Liver and Spleen Abscesses Secondary to Yersinia Enterocolitica Septicemia in a Chronic Renal Failure Patient on Hemodialysis

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Yersinia enterocolitica, a gram-negative rod-like organism, has been recognized as an uncommon human pathogen producing a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations. It has been associated with gastroenteritis, acute ileitis, mesenteric lymphadenitis, and erythema nodosum. More recently polyarthritis, chronic arthritis, and Reiter syndrome have been related to previous infection with these organism. Liver and splenic abscesses have been found rarely in Yersinia enterocolitica bactermia, and these have not been reported yet in Korea. We report a case of multiple liver and splenic abscesses secondary to Yersinia enterocolitica septisemia in a chronic renal failure patient on hemodialysis.

Keyword

Yersinia Enterocolitica; Liver and splenic Abscess

MeSH Terms

Abscess*
Arthritis
Arthritis, Reactive
Erythema Nodosum
Gastroenteritis
Humans
Ileitis
Kidney Failure, Chronic*
Korea
Liver*
Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
Renal Dialysis*
Sepsis*
Spleen*
Yersinia enterocolitica*
Yersinia*
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