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Vertical transmission of Salmonella paratyphi A.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17785907     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Neonatal enteric fever is a rare but life-threatening illness. Patients may present with varying severity, Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi causing more severe illness than Salmonella enterica serotype Paratyphi A. Salmonella enterica serotype Paratyphi A is considered to cause milder infection with fewer complications. We report a rare case of vertical transmission of Salmonella enterica serotype Paratyphi A with severe complications and high mortality. Even though there are case reports of vertical transmission of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi, to our knowledge, this is the first case report of vertical transmission of Salmonella enterica serotype ParatyphiA. The role of blood culture in accurate diagnosis and treatment is also discussed.
R Raveendran; C Wattal; A Sharma; N Kler; P Garg; K Gujral; N Khera
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0973-7693     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pediatr     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-05     Completed Date:  2007-09-28     Revised Date:  2009-07-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  784-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Microbiology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, India.
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MeSH Terms
Fatal Outcome
Infant, Newborn
Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical*
Paratyphoid Fever / microbiology,  therapy,  transmission*
Salmonella paratyphi A / isolation & purification*
Comment In:
Indian J Pediatr. 2008 Sep;75(9):964; author reply 965   [PMID:  19011811 ]

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