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Iguana-associated salmonellosis in a young adult.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7495823     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: Review a case of Salmonella infection in a young adult related to handling of an infected iguana. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: Most cases of Salmonella infection related to handling of reptiles have occurred in children. We report a case of Salmonella diarrhea in a 19-year-old male who kept a pet iguana. The iguana was asymptomatic, but Salmonella grew from stool specimens. CONCLUSIONS: Those who keep iguanas as pets, which are particularly attractive to adolescents and young adults, should be aware that iguanas frequently carry Salmonella. Those caring for adolescents and young adults should always inquire into the pet-keeping habits of their patients when illnesses develop.
B J Weil; P B Martens; J S Harte
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1054-139X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Adolesc Health     Publication Date:  1995 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-01-18     Completed Date:  1996-01-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102136     Medline TA:  J Adolesc Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  120-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Domestic / microbiology*
Disease Reservoirs*
Iguanas / microbiology*
Reptiles / microbiology
Salmonella Infections / etiology*,  prevention & control

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