Bacterial Ileocaecitis: a “new” disease
Bacterial ileocaecitis is a bacterial infection confined to the terminal ileum, caecum and mesenteric lymph nodes. It is caused by Yersinia enterocolitica (predominantly types O3 and O9), Campylobacter jejuni, Salmonella enteritidis, and rarely Yersinia pseudotuberculosis and Salmonella typhi. The relative incidence and subtyping in our patient group are given in Table 1.
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