Yushchuk, N.D., Shestakova, I.V.

Problems of yersiniosis laboratory diagnostics and ways of their resolving

State Medical Stomatological University, Moscow, Russia

Results of the bacteriological and serological tests of patients with Y.enterocolitica and Y.pseudotuberculosis infections for the period from 1994 to 2004 were analyzed. Main reasons of imperfect laboratory diagnostics were revealed, such as, low sensitivity of bacteriologic test, nonobservance of existing recommendations on diagnostics of Yersinia infections, performing of single but not repeated serologic test, absence of necessary laboratory equipment. Main ways of improving of quality of Y.enterocolitica infections and differential diagnostics were of Y.pseudotuberculosis defined.
Zh. Mikrobiol. (Moscow), 2007, No. 3, P. 6166