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Acute terminal ileitis associated with pneumococcal bacteremia: case report and review of pneumococcal gastrointestinal diseases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11981747     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this report, we describe a patient with acute terminal ileitis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae, review 3 previously reported cases of isolated enteritis due to S. pneumoniae, and summarize the English-language literature on primary and secondary pneumococcal gastrointestinal diseases. Various theories have been advanced to explain the pathogenesis of this rare and potentially life-threatening form of pneumococcal infection, but the mechanism by which S. pneumoniae causes gastrointestinal disease is still unknown.
Cathy A Petti; S-H Ignatius Ou; Daniel J Sexton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2002-04-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1537-6591     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2002 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-04-30     Completed Date:  2002-05-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E50-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Bacteremia / complications*,  microbiology
Crohn Disease / complications*,  microbiology
Gastrointestinal Diseases / microbiology*
Pneumococcal Infections / complications*,  microbiology
Streptococcus pneumoniae*

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