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October 1981

Yersinia enterocolitica Lung Infection

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh. Dr Bigler is currently with The Rockefeller University, New York.

Arch Intern Med. 1981;141(11):1529-1530. doi:10.1001/archinte.1981.00340120137029

A 66-year-old man had pneumonia, lung abscesses, and mediastinal adenopathy develop due to Yersinia enterocolitica. There was no evidence of septicemia or acute gastrointestinal disease. Diagnosis was confirmed by cultures of a transtracheal aspirate and sputum. Treatment with cefamandole nafate, which had not been used previously in Y enterocolitica lung disease, resulted in cure.

(Arch Intern Med 1981;141:1529-1530)