Fatal Case of Salmonella enterica subsp. arizonae Gastroenteritis in an Infant with Microcephaly

Rakesh Kumar Mahajan, Shoeb Akhtar Khan, Dinesh Singh Chandel, Navin Kumar, Charoo Hans, Rama Chaudhry

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Abstract

Salmonella enterica subsp. arizonae is a common gut inhabitant of reptiles, with snakes as the most common reservoir. Though human cases due to this organism are exceedingly rare, it may infect young infants and immunocompromised individuals with a history of intimate associations with reptiles. Gastroenteritis is the most common presentation; others include peritonitis, pleuritis, osteomyelitis, meningitis, and bacteremia. We report a fatal case of S. enterica subsp. arizonae gastroenteritis in a 3-month-old child with microcephaly, with a review of earlier cases and problems encountered in identification of this rare human pathogen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5830-5832
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume41
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003

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Bacteremia
Peritonitis
Meningitis

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Fatal Case of Salmonella enterica subsp. arizonae Gastroenteritis in an Infant with Microcephaly. / Mahajan, Rakesh Kumar; Khan, Shoeb Akhtar; Chandel, Dinesh Singh; Kumar, Navin; Hans, Charoo; Chaudhry, Rama.

In: Journal of clinical microbiology, Vol. 41, No. 12, 01.12.2003, p. 5830-5832.

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Mahajan, Rakesh Kumar ; Khan, Shoeb Akhtar ; Chandel, Dinesh Singh ; Kumar, Navin ; Hans, Charoo ; Chaudhry, Rama. / Fatal Case of Salmonella enterica subsp. arizonae Gastroenteritis in an Infant with Microcephaly. In: Journal of clinical microbiology. 2003 ; Vol. 41, No. 12. pp. 5830-5832.
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