Lung abscess and osteomyelitis of rib due to Yersinia enterocolitica

J. I. Sebes, E. H. Mabry, J. G. Rabinowitz

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The first reported case of infection of the lung and bone with Yersinia enterocolitica is described. This organism has only recently been known to infect humans. Although a wide spectrum of diseases has been described, all have appeared to be relatively benign; however, in our case a rapid necrotizing process occurred. Therefore, the aggressive nature of this organism outside its usual surroundings, eg, the gastrointestinal tract, is worth noting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)546-548
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes


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