[Yersinia enterocolitica septicemia after blood transfusion].

  title={[Yersinia enterocolitica septicemia after blood transfusion].},
  author={Mogens Jensenius and Terje Hoel and Hans Erik Heier},
  journal={Tidsskrift for den Norske laegeforening : tidsskrift for praktisk medicin, ny raekke},
  volume={115 8},
Transfusion-associated transmission of Yersinia enterocolitica was first described in 1982. Since then more than 40 cases have been reported world-wide. The blood units are contaminated from apparently healthy donors who may, however, recently have had an episode of diarrhoea. Y enterocolitica is able to grow in packed red cells at refrigerator temperature. The mortality rate among recipients of contaminated blood is more than 50%. We describe a non-fatal case of a 80 year-old male who received… CONTINUE READING