Acute oral toxicity of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis
to fleas: implications for the evolution of vector-borne transmission of plague.
Clusters of erythema nodosum (EN), a form of panniculitis, have been associated with outbreaks of Coccidioides immitis, Histoplasma capsulatum, and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis
is a genetically similar species that can also cause infections in humans.
Far East scarlet-like fever (FESLF), a rare and poorly studied disease caused by Yersinia pseudotuberculosis
, was first described in 1959, when an outbreak involving >300 hospitalized patients occurred in the city of Vladivostok, Russia, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean (1).
Yersinia pestis, which causes bubonic plague, is a relatively recent offshoot, perhaps only 1,500 to 20,500 years old, of the less dangerous Yersinia pseudotuberculosis
, Mark Achtman of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin and his colleagues report in the Nov.
On August 26, Yersinia pseudotuberculosis
was initially identified in cultures of blood and respiratory aspirate using a rapid microbiologic identification device.
To the Editor: Yersinia pseudotuberculosis
, a gram-negative zoonotic bacterial pathogen, causes acute gastroenteritis and mesenteric lymphadenitis, which are often accompanied by fever and abdominal pain.
The researchers base their conclusions on studies of two strains of bacteria, Yersinia pestis, which causes plague, and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis
, which confers resistance to plague but causes only mild symptoms.
in a closed colony of Egyptian fruit bats (Rousettus aegyptiacus).
Called invasin by its discoverers, the newly described protein is necessary for the bacterium Yersinia pseudotuberculosis
to penetrate epithelial cells, say scientists from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and Stanford University School of Medicine.
To the Editor: Illness caused by Yersinia pseudotuberculosis
is mainly characterized by fever and acute abdominal pain due to mesenteric lymphadenitis that mimics appendicitis.
Cases of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis
infection increased in France during the winter of 2004-05 in the absence of epidemiologic links between patients or strains.