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Volume 14, Number 1—January 2008

Research

Short- and Long-term Effects of Bacterial Gastrointestinal Infections

Anders Ternhag*Comments to Author , Anna Törner†, Åke Svensson†‡, Karl Ekdahl*§, and Johan Giesecke*§
Author affiliations: *Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; †Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Solna, Sweden; ‡Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden; §European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden;

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Table 5

Salmonella serotypes among patients with aortic aneurysm, reactive arthropathies, and ulcerative colitis, Sweden, 1997−2004

Disease or condition Salmonella serotype Frequency Relative frequency* (%)
Aortic aneurysm (n = 10) S. Enteritidis 3 30 (31)
S. Dublin 2 20 (<1)
S. Virchow 1 10 (2)

Other S. spp.
4
40 (42)
Postdysenteric arthropathy, Reiter disease, other reactive arthropathies (n = 27) S. Enteritidis 10 37 (31)
S. Typhimurium 3 11 (8)
S. London 1 4 (<1)

Other S. spp.
13
48 (42)
Ulcerative colitis (n = 29) S. Enteritidis 7 24 (31)
S. Typhimurium 4 14 (8)
S. Kottbus 1 3 (<1)
S. Agona 1 3 (1)
S. Ituri 1 3 (<1)
Other S. spp. 15 52 (42)

*Relative frequency in total cohort, n = 34,664.

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