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Yersinia enterocolitica as a cause of erythema nodosum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  620866     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
54 cases of erythema nodosum, seen in the Department of Dermatology at the St. Raphael University Hospital, Louvain, were reviewed for their possible aetiology. A search for Yersinia enterocolitica (Y.e.) agglutinins was performed in 21 patients of whom 8 had significant serum antibody titres. These cases are presented and discussed. Gastro-intestinal symptoms, preceding by 2 weeks the erythema nodosum, are strongly suggestive for an aetiologic link with Y.e. Our observations confirm and extend to this part of Europe, the experience of other, mainly Scandinavian, authors.
J Debois; J Vandepitte; H Degreef
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatologica     Volume:  156     ISSN:  0011-9075     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatologica     Publication Date:  1978  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-03-21     Completed Date:  1978-03-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0211607     Medline TA:  Dermatologica     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-78     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Antibodies, Bacterial / analysis
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Erythema Nodosum / drug therapy,  epidemiology,  etiology*
Middle Aged
Sex Ratio
Yersinia Infections / complications*,  epidemiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Antibodies, Bacterial

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