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Korean J Nephrol. 1999 Mar;18(2):339-342. Korean. Case Report.
Kim TY , Roh SY , Son SH , Kim BS , Park JH , Yang CW , Kim YS , Bang BK .
Department of Internal Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

Yersinia enterocolitica, a gram-negative rod-like organism, has been recognized as an uncommon human pathogen producing a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations. It has been associated with gastroenteritis, acute ileitis, mesenteric lymphadenitis, and erythema nodosum. More recently polyarthritis, chronic arthritis, and Reiter syndrome have been related to previous infection with these organism. Liver and splenic abscesses have been found rarely in Yersinia enterocolitica bactermia, and these have not been reported yet in Korea. We report a case of multiple liver and splenic abscesses secondary to Yersinia enterocolitica septisemia in a chronic renal failure patient on hemodialysis.

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