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Recurrent bacteraemia caused by different Salmonella species in a systemic lupus erythematosus patient.
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PMID:  16035260     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Non-typhoidal Salmonella infections are increasingly being encountered. Recurrent systemic salmonellosis has previously been reported in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent hosts. However, recurrent salmonella bacteraemia by different species of salmonella has rarely been described. We report a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus having Salmonella enteritidis and Salmonella typhimurium infections after ingesting raw eggs and vegetables. Multiple internal organs, including left knee joint, left ovary and bones, were involved. The patient recovered with a prolonged course of antibiotics. This case illustrates that recurrent systemic salmonellosis can be caused by different species of pathogens, especially in immunocompromised hosts. Detailed food history and education on food hygiene is essential in making the diagnosis and preventing recurrence. A prolonged course of antibiotics may be needed to manage these cases.
Teresa K F Wang; Pak-Leung Ho; Samson S Y Wong
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The new microbiologica     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1121-7138     ISO Abbreviation:  New Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-22     Completed Date:  2005-08-26     Revised Date:  2011-02-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9516291     Medline TA:  New Microbiol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, University Pathology Building, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Bacteremia / microbiology*
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications*
Salmonella Infections / microbiology*
Salmonella enteritidis / isolation & purification*
Salmonella typhimurium / isolation & purification*

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