About Yersinia

Available Tests for Yersinia

EliSpot

Yersinia EliSpot
(CPDA tube)

Antibodies

Yersinia-IgA- and Yersinia-IgG-antibodies
(Serum tube)

PCR

Yersinia-DNA-PCR
from biopsies

Bacteria:

Yersinia enterocolitica, Yersinia pseudotuberculosis (gram-negative)

Vector / Transmission:

oral (contaminated food like raw or undercooked pork products, unpasteurized milk, untreated water, stool to mouth)

Symptoms (incubation time days up to 4-7 days):

fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, skin rash, joint pains, myalgia, pharyngitis, vomiting, headache

Complications (up to 30%):

reactive arthritis (40-80% HLA-B27 positive), Erythema nodosum, Morbus Reiter, uveitis, urticaria, Guillan-Barre-Syndrome, anorexia

Risk factors:

immune suppression (children, older people)