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The stool culture shows positive result for yersinia, butanswer from the hospital is: no treatment is needed.Isn't yersinia dangerous?
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Dr. James Huang
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: What strain
If you show signs of bubonic plague caused by Yersinia pestis (acral gangrene, chills, general ill feeling, high fever, muscle cramps, seizures, smooth, painful lymph gland swelling called a bubo), then i would seek further treatment.
Not all strains of Yersinia are pathogenic (disease causing). Yersinia pseudotuberculosis rarely causes disease. Like e. Coli, not all strains are pathogenic.

In brief: What strain
If you show signs of bubonic plague caused by Yersinia pestis (acral gangrene, chills, general ill feeling, high fever, muscle cramps, seizures, smooth, painful lymph gland swelling called a bubo), then i would seek further treatment.
Not all strains of Yersinia are pathogenic (disease causing). Yersinia pseudotuberculosis rarely causes disease. Like e. Coli, not all strains are pathogenic.
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Dr. Barry Stringfield
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes but in a small #
Yersinia infection has been associated with colitis in less than 30% isolated as yersinia enterocolitic or yersinia pseudotuberculosis.
Is particularly a problem if you carry the hla-b27 gene and you can have reactive arthritis.

In brief: Yes but in a small #
Yersinia infection has been associated with colitis in less than 30% isolated as yersinia enterocolitic or yersinia pseudotuberculosis.
Is particularly a problem if you carry the hla-b27 gene and you can have reactive arthritis.
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Dr. SG Erman
Family Medicine
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In brief: Not Always
There are different forms or sub-species of yersinia, and not all are dangerous.
The most common form that causes diarrhea does not require antibiotics.

In brief: Not Always
There are different forms or sub-species of yersinia, and not all are dangerous.
The most common form that causes diarrhea does not require antibiotics.
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
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In brief: Not always...
In mild to mod illness.
.. There are no great studies showing that antibiotic treatment for yersinia enterocolitis does any good. Treatment is not recommended unless it is severe disease (needing a hospital stay or signs of bateria in the blood). Most cases of yersinia get better on their own. Check in with your doctor in a few days to make sure you are improving. Good luck!

In brief: Not always...
In mild to mod illness.
.. There are no great studies showing that antibiotic treatment for yersinia enterocolitis does any good. Treatment is not recommended unless it is severe disease (needing a hospital stay or signs of bateria in the blood). Most cases of yersinia get better on their own. Check in with your doctor in a few days to make sure you are improving. Good luck!
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