Yersinia pseudotuberculosis septicemia and HIV

Maria Grazia Paglia, Silvia D'Arezzo, Anna Festa, Cosmo Del Borgo, Laura Loiacono, Andrea Antinori, Giorgio Antonucci, Paolo Visca

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1128-1130
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)


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