Marathon of eponyms: 25 Yersiniosis
ABSTRACT The use of eponyms has long been contentious, but many remain in common use, as discussed elsewhere (Editorial: Oral Diseases. 2009: 15; 185). The use of eponyms in diseases of the head and neck is found mainly in specialties dealing with medically compromised individuals (paediatric dentistry, special care dentistry, oral and maxillofacial medicine, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial radiology and oral and maxillofacial surgery) and particularly by hospital-centred practitioners. This series has selected some of the more recognised relevant eponymous conditions and presents them alphabetically. The information is based largely on data available from MEDLINE and a number of internet websites as noted below: the authors would welcome any corrections. This document summarises data about Yersiniosis.
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ABSTRACT: Yersinia pseudotuberculosis infection was diagnosed in 12 children on the basis of recovery of the organism from stool cultures and a 4-fold or greater titer change in agglutinating antibody. Eight of the 12 Yersinia isolates were recovered from stool cultures only after cold enrichment. Clinical findings in 50% or more of patients were fever, rash, diarrhea, desquamation, strawberry tongue, vomiting, red and cracked lips, abdominal pain, arthralgias, hepatomegaly and conjunctivitis. The patients' clinical manifestations and courses of illness resembled those of Izumi fever, an illness that occurs epidemically in Japan. Additionally the finding in two children fulfilled the strict criteria for Kawasaki syndrome, and signs in the other 10 children were consistent with that diagnosis.Pediatric infectious disease 01/1983; 2(2):123-6. DOI:10.1097/00006454-198303000-00011
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ABSTRACT: We report a case of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis (Y. ptbc) infection complicated by disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) that presented as Kawasaki disease (KD). A 9-year-old girl had been well until two days before, when she developed a fever, exanthem, and abdominal pain. An erythematous macular rash was observed in the perineum, and she had a strawberry tongue. The patient was admitted to Kawasaki Medical School Hospital because the macular rash spread over her entire body, and edema of her hands and conjunctivitis subsequently developed. Echo cardiography showed dilation of the left coronary artery. Thrombocytopenia and an elevated total fibrin degeneration product level were noted on the third hospital day, and the prothronmbin and partial-thromboplastin times were prolonged. Her clinical presentation was typical of KD and DIC. A stool culture and a blood culture were negative. Serologic tests were positive for antibodies to Y. ptbc. The antibody titer against Y. ptbc-derived mitogen was not elevated after her recovery. Y. ptbc infection should be considered in an older child whose clinical findings fulfill the criteria for KD complicated by DIC.Kansenshogaku zasshi. The Journal of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases 12/2005; 79(11):895-9. DOI:10.11150/kansenshogakuzasshi1970.79.895
Article: Marathon of eponymsOral Diseases 05/2009; 15(3):185-6. DOI:10.1111/j.1601-0825.2009.01527.x · 2.40 Impact Factor