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What is Yersiniosis?

What is Yersiniosis?

  • Yersiniosis: A condition which is characterized by infectious diarrhea, enteritis, ileitis and occasionally septicaemia.
  • Yersiniosis: A species of the genus YERSINIA, isolated from both man and animal. It is a frequent cause of bacterial gastroenteritis in children.
    Source - Diseases Database

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Yersiniosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Yersiniosis: Introduction

Types of Yersiniosis:

Broader types of Yersiniosis:

How many people get Yersiniosis?

Incidence (annual) of Yersiniosis: approx 1 per 100,000 annually (DBMD); 19 cases in NJ 1998 (NJ DHSS)
Incidence Rate of Yersiniosis: approx 1 in 100,000 or 0.00% or 2,720 people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Yersiniosis: CDC estimates that about 17,000 cases occur annually in the USA. Yersiniosis is a far more common disease in Northern Europe, Scandinavia, and Japan. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book) ... approximately one culture-confirmed Y. enterocolitica infection per 100,000 persons occurs each year. (Source: excerpt from Yersinia enterocolitica: DBMD)

Who gets Yersiniosis?

Profile for Yersiniosis: Target Populations: The most susceptible populations for the main disease and possible complications are the very young, the debilitated, the very old and persons undergoing immunosuppressive therapy. Those most susceptible to postenteritis arthritis are individuals with the antigen HLA-B27 (or related antigens such as B7). (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book) ... Children are infected more often than adults (Source: excerpt from Yersinia enterocolitica: DBMD)

How serious is Yersiniosis?

Complications of Yersiniosis: see complications of Yersiniosis

What causes Yersiniosis?

Causes of Yersiniosis: see causes of Yersiniosis
Causes of Yersiniosis: Yersiniosis does not occur frequently. It is rare unless a breakdown occurs in food processing techniques. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book) ... Infection is most often acquired by eating contaminated food, especially raw or undercooked pork products. (Source: excerpt from Yersinia enterocolitica: DBMD)
Risk factors for Yersiniosis: see risk factors for Yersiniosis

What are the symptoms of Yersiniosis?

Symptoms of Yersiniosis: see symptoms of Yersiniosis

Complications of Yersiniosis: see complications of Yersiniosis

Incubation period for Yersiniosis: Illness onset is usually between 24 and 48 hours after ingestion, which (with food or drink as vehicle) is the usual route of infection. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

Duration of Yersiniosis: may last 1 to 3 weeks or longer. (Source: excerpt from Yersinia enterocolitica: DBMD)

Seasonality of Yersiniosis: infection is more common in the winter. (Source: excerpt from Yersinia enterocolitica: DBMD)

Can anyone else get Yersiniosis?

More information: see contagiousness of Yersiniosis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Yersiniosis

Yersiniosis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Yersiniosis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Yersiniosis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Yersiniosis: Gastroenterologist, Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Yersiniosis.
Treatments for Yersiniosis: see treatments for Yersiniosis
Prevention of Yersiniosis: see prevention of Yersiniosis

Name and Aliases of Yersiniosis

Main name of condition: Yersiniosis

Class of Condition for Yersiniosis: bacterial

Other names or spellings for Yersiniosis:

Yersinia, Yersinia enterocolitica

Yersiniosis: Related Conditions

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