What is the signs and symptoms of yersinia enterocolitica infection in colitis?

Updated: Oct 02, 2017
  • Author: David A Piccoli, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Yersinia enterocolitica infection presents with the abrupt onset of watery diarrhea that may contain blood. Most of the patients experience severe abdominal pain, which may be mistaken for appendicitis. Older children have a febrile response, with temperatures ranging from 99° to 104°F. Joint pain secondary to arthritis and rashes occur in 5-10% of patients with yersiniosis.


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