Two cases of community-acquired septicemia caused by serotype-O1 Yersinia pseudotuberculosis were diagnosed in middle-aged, HIV-positive, immunodeficient patients during an 8-month period. Bacterial isolates were genetically indistinguishable, but no epidemiologic link between the 2 patients was established. HIV-related immunosuppression should be regarded as a risk factor for Y. pseudotuberculosis septicemia.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)