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Yersinia enterocolitica infection in a patient with hemachromatosis masquerading as proximal colon cancer with liver metastases: Report of a case

Lookup NU author(s): Dr John Mansfield


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A patient with genetic hemachromatosis presented with a clinical picture suggesting malignancy and CT evidence of lesions in the right colon and liver. Colonoscopy failed to confirm the suspected diagnosis. Blood and stool cultures were positive for yersinia enterocolittica infection. This case illustrates the need to confirm clinically and radiologically suspected malignancy. It also serves as a model of how localized gastrointestinal pathology can result from the interaction of host genetic factors and specific microbial species. © The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Crosbie J, Varma J, Mansfield J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum

Year: 2005

Volume: 48

Issue: 2

Pages: 390-392

Print publication date: 01/02/2005

ISSN (print): 0012-3706

ISSN (electronic): 1530-0358

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/s10350-004-0777-7

PubMed id: 15812589


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