A rare case of enteric and systemic Yersinia enterocolitica infection in a chronic, not iron-overloaded dialysis patient

  • Jari Intra | kenshiro23@hotmail.com Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Milano Bicocca, Desio Hospital, Italy. http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0978-9573
  • Sara Auricchio Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Milano Bicocca, Desio Hospital, Italy.
  • Roberta M. Sala Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Milano Bicocca, Desio Hospital, Italy.
  • Paolo Brambilla Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Milano Bicocca, Desio Hospital, Italy.

Abstract

We present herein a case of bacterial gastroenteritis due to Yersinia enterocolitica, occurred in a young woman undergoing haemodialysis with a previous history positive for prolonged (20 years) immunosuppressive therapy for glomerulonephritis before and for kidney transplant later. The patient’s outcome was favourable after a third-generation cephalosporin treatment without complications. The possible pathophysiological association between patient clinical condition and Yersinia bacteraemia is discussed, along with the review of literature.

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2017-03-28
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Keywords:
Yersiniosis, Dialysis, Sepsis, Iron, MALDI
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Intra, J., Auricchio, S., Sala, R., & Brambilla, P. (2017). A rare case of enteric and systemic Yersinia enterocolitica infection in a chronic, not iron-overloaded dialysis patient. Microbiologia Medica, 32(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/mm.2017.6614