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Complications of Yersiniosis

Complications list for Yersiniosis:

The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Yersiniosis includes:

See also the symptoms of Yersiniosis and Yersiniosis: Introduction.

Complications and sequelae of Yersiniosis from the Diseases Database include:

Source: Diseases Database

See also the symptoms of Yersiniosis and Yersiniosis: Introduction.

Complications of Yersiniosis:

FDA Bad Bug Book (Excerpt)

Complications: The major "complication" is the performance of unnecessary appendectomies, since one of the main symptoms of infections is abdominal pain of the lower right quadrant.

Both Y. enterocolitica and Y. pseudotuberculosis have been associated with reactive arthritis, which may occur even in the absence of obvious symptoms. The frequency of such postenteritis arthritic conditions is about 2-3%.

Another complication is bacteremia (entrance of organisms into the blood stream), in which case the possibility of a disseminating disease may occur. This is rare, however, and fatalities are also extremely rare. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

Yersinia enterocolitica: DBMD (Excerpt)

Most infections are uncomplicated and resolve completely. Occasionally, some persons develop joint pain, most commonly in the knees, ankles or wrists. These joint pains usually develop about 1 month after the initial episode of diarrhea and generally resolve after 1 to 6 months. A skin rash, called "erythema nodosum," may also appear on the legs and trunk; this is more common in women. In most cases, erythema nodosum resolves spontaneously within a month. (Source: excerpt from Yersinia enterocolitica: DBMD)

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About complications:

Complications of Yersiniosis are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Yersiniosis. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Yersiniosis and complications of Yersiniosis is unclear or arbitrary.


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