Haemolytic uraemic syndrome associated with Yersinia enterocolitica infection

Hirokazu Tsukahara, Syuhei Hayashi, Katsuji Nakamura, Yasuyuki Nomura, Masahiro Yoshimoto, Shinichi Fujisawa

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Abstract

Haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) associated with Yersinia enterocolitica gastroenteritis is reported in a 6-year-old girl. Y. enterocolitica of biotype 03 was isolated from the patient's initial stool sample and was subsequently identified as serotype 03 based on the rising agglutinin titres. This paper shows that yersiniosis should be suspected as a possible cause of HUS, and investigations should include the measurement of serum agglutinin titres against antigen preparations of the genus Yersinia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-311
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Nephrology
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1988
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Haemolytic uraemic syndrome
  • Serum agglutinin titre
  • Yersinia enterocolitica

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Nephrology

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    Tsukahara, H., Hayashi, S., Nakamura, K., Nomura, Y., Yoshimoto, M., & Fujisawa, S. (1988). Haemolytic uraemic syndrome associated with Yersinia enterocolitica infection. Pediatric Nephrology, 2(3), 309-311. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00858683