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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 5 (1991), Issue 2, Pages 63-65
Brief Communication

A Case of Yersinia Infection from the Middle East: Case Report and Literature Review

Ahmed Baraka, Talib Juma, Suad Al-Alousi, HA Sheikh, and Sami Asfar

Department of Surgery and Pathology, Amiri Teaching Hospital, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Received 2 February 1991; Accepted 27 February 1991

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The authors report the first case of yersinia infection of the cecum, appendix and mesenteric lymph nodes from the Middle East, together with a literature review on yersiniosis. The case is unique in that the cecum was affected while the terminal ileum was free from disease.