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Short- and long-term effects of bacterial gastrointestinal infections.
Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Solna, Sweden.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics.
Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
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2008 (English)In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, ISSN 1080-6040, E-ISSN 1080-6059, Vol. 14, no 1, 143-8 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

During 1997–2004, microbiologically confirmed gastrointestinal infections were reported for 101,855 patients in Sweden. Among patients who had Salmonella infection (n = 34,664), we found an increased risk for aortic aneurysm (standardized incidence ratio [SIR] 6.4, 95% confidence interval [CI] 3.1–11.8) within 3 months after infection and an elevated risk for ulcerative colitis (SIR 3.2, 95% CI 2.2–4.6) within 1 year after infection. We also found this elevated risk for ulcerative colitis among Campylobacter infections (n = 57,425; SIR 2.8, 95% CI 2.0–3.8). Within 1 year, we found an increased risk for reactive arthritis among patients with Yersinia enteritis (n = 5,133; SIR 47.0, 95% CI 21.5–89.2), Salmonella infection (SIR 18.2, 95% CI 12.0–26.5), and Campylobacter infection (SIR 6.3, 95% CI 3.5–10.4). Acute gastroenteritis is sometimes associated with disease manifestations from several organ systems that may require hospitalization of patients.

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2008. Vol. 14, no 1, 143-8 p.
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Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Aged; 80 and over, Aortic Aneurysm/complications, Arthritis; Reactive/epidemiology, Campylobacter Infections/complications/*epidemiology, Child, Child; Preschool, Colitis; Ulcerative/complications/epidemiology/microbiology, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Gastroenteritis/*complications/*epidemiology/microbiology, Humans, Incidence, Infant, Infant; Newborn, Male, Middle Aged, Salmonella Infections/complications/*epidemiology, Sweden/epidemiology, Time, Yersinia Infections/complications/*epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-14377ISI: 000252142000026PubMedID: 18258094OAI: diva2:180897
Available from: 2008-09-08 Created: 2008-09-08 Last updated: 2012-02-09Bibliographically approved

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