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Yersinia intussusception: Case report and review
Article first published online: 27 MAY 2013
© 2013 The Authors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2013 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians)
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume 50, Issue 2, pages 91–95, February 2014
How to Cite
May, A. N., Piper, S. M. and Boutlis, C. S. (2014), Yersinia intussusception: Case report and review. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 50: 91–95. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12240
- Issue published online: 16 FEB 2014
- Article first published online: 27 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 4 APR 2013
- case reports;
Intussusception is a recognised paediatric presentation in emergency department and primary care settings. The aetiology of intussusception is multifactorial and largely unknown but includes infection in some cases. Yersinia has been the most frequently cited bacterial association in children. Identifying Yersinia affects the role and choice of antibiotics in a child's treatment regimen. This article reports on Australia's first proven case of Yersinia enterocolitica intussusception, and reviews the clinical epidemiology of all known reported cases world-wide.