What is the treatment options for Yersinia enterocolitica infection in colitis?

Updated: Oct 02, 2017
  • Author: David A Piccoli, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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If Yersinia enterocolitica infection is likely, antibiotic therapy with IV gentamicin (5-7.5 mg/kg/day in 3 divided doses) is indicated in patients with persistent diarrhea or suspected sepsis. Alternative antibiotics may include chloramphenicol, colistin, and kanamycin.


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