pseudotuberculosis


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pseu·do·tu·ber·cu·lo·sis

(sū'dō-tū-ber'kyū-lō'sis),
A disease of a wide variety of animal species caused by the bacterium Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. Epizootics of pseudotuberculosis are commonly seen in birds and rodents, often with high case-fatality rates. In humans, seven clinical entities are recognized: primary focalized infections (pseudoappendicitis, acute mesenteric lymphadenitis, or acute terminal ileitis), primary generalized infections (septicemia or scarlatiniform fever), and secondary immunologic phenomena (erythema nodosum or arthralgia).

pseudotuberculosis

[-t(y)o̅o̅bur′kyəlō′sis]
a pulmonary condition with symptoms resembling those of tuberculosis but not caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Three conditions have been called pseudotuberculosis
Infectious disease Human infection by Yersinia pseudotuberculosis which causes acute mesenteric lymphadenitis, mimics acute appendicitis, resulting in abdominal pain and fever
Medspeak An artefact described in a young woman whose braided hair fell into the field of an AP chest film, and thus mimicked the radiologic appearance of tuberculosis
Research A virulent infection of experimental rodents—mice, rats—by Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis and C kutscheri, causing nonspecific weakness and respiratory distress, possibly progressing to disseminated abscesses or less commonly, granulomas in lungs, kidneys, myocardium, liver, lymph nodes, etc.

pseudotuberculosis

resembles tuberculosis. See also yersiniosis.

avian pseudotuberculosis
a contagious disease of birds, both domestic and wild, caused by Yersinia pseudotuberculosis and characterized by an initial, brief septicemia, followed by a bacteremic phase in which there is the development of multiple abscesses and granulomas as in avian tuberculosis.
The disease causes major epornithics in populations of canaries, finches, cockatoos, parakeets. Called also canary cholera.
bovine pseudotuberculosis
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Global discovery of small RNAs in Yersinia pseudotuberculosis identifies Yersinia-specific small, noncodingRNAsrequired for virulence.
From these hares around six were good enough to conduct a post-mortem on, from which it was discovered they died from pseudotuberculosis.
In addition to the considerable nuisance caused by large populations of these flies, they have also been implicated in the transmission of a phylogenetically diverse group of human pathogens including Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella enteritidis, Yersinia pseudotuberculosis, Helicobactor pylori, Vibrio cholerae, and rotavirus, (3-11) as shown in Table 1.
The Yersinia enterocolitica and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis species cause an inflammation of the intestines following food poisoning.
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pestis differs from its near neighbor Yersinia pseudotuberculosis by a 25-base deletion in the yp48 gene.
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pseudotuberculosis by acquiring genes from other microbes (SN: 11/27/99, p.
Nobuaki Takeda, head of the pediatrics department at the Kurashiki Central Hospital in Okayama Prefecture, however, said even toxins from yersinia pseudotuberculosis, a bacteria that causes diarrhea, are also known to cause similarly violent immune responses.