June 1978

Yersinia enterocolitica Osteomyelitis in a Child

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Infectious Diseases, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and the Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit.

Am J Dis Child. 1978;132(6):578-580. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1978.02120310042007

Yersinia enterocolitica systemic infections are uncommon and osteomyelitis due to this organism is very rare. We report a 9-year-old girl with thalassemia major, liver cirrhosis, and hemosiderosis who developed osteomyelitis of the rib caused by Y enterocolitica type 0:3. Serologic response to the infection was confirmed. No definite source of infection was identified.

(Am J Dis Child 132:578-580, 1978)