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How is Yersinia enterocolitica food poisoning diagnosed?

Yersinia enterocolitica is detected in stools as well as in blood and lymph nodes, so your doctor may draw blood or ask for a stool sample. There is also a test that shows whether you have an antibody to the bacteria in your blood. When you have a bacterial or viral infection, your body develops antibodies as it is fighting the infection. The presence of such antibodies can therefore indicate whether you currently have or have had Yersinia enterocolitica.

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Is Yersinia enterocolitica food poisoning serious?
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Yersinia enterocolitica food poisoning is usually not serious. In most cases, it goes away on its ow...
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Is Yersinia enterocolitica food poisoning worse in young children?
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Yersinia enterocolitica food poisoning affects children and adults differently. Young children are m...
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How do medications treat Yersinia enterocolitica food poisoning?
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What causes Yersinia enterocolitica food poisoning?
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