The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 50, Issue 1, pp 39–42 | Cite as

Role of Yersinia enterocolitica in childhood diarrhea

  • G. Singh
  • N. K. Arora
  • M. K. Bhan
  • O. P. Ghai
  • S. Dhar
  • Shriniwas
Original Articles


A total of 157 infants and preshool children with acute diarrhea were investigated for Yersinia enterocolitica over a six months period. Only one infant with acute diarrhea (0.6%) was found to have Yersinia enterocolitica in the stool as compared to none from the 65 asymptomatic controls. Clinical features of the child with yersinia diarrhea have been described.

Key words

Acute diarrhea Yersinia enterocolitica clinical features 


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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Singh
    • 1
  • N. K. Arora
    • 1
  • M. K. Bhan
    • 1
  • O. P. Ghai
    • 1
  • S. Dhar
    • 1
  • Shriniwas
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Pediatrics and MicrobiologyAll-India Institute of Medical SciencesNew Delhi

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