Salmonella bacteremia associated with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Salmonella Infections
  • Sepsis

abstract

  • Six cases of bacteremia due to serotypes of Salmonella enteritidis are described in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). In four instances the bacteremia was recurrent despite appropriate antimicrobial treatment. Neither a gastrointestinal tract source nor any other focus of infection could be identified in four of the six patients. In one patient an unusual Salmonella infection, ie, pyelonephritis, was noted. The discovery of Salmonella sepsis led in four cases to the initial diagnostic consideration of AIDS, which was ultimately confirmed. When unexplained Salmonella bacteremia occurs in populations known to be at high risk for the development of AIDS, a thorough evaluation for this disorder should be undertaken.

publication date

  • December 1985

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 3904653

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1968

end page

  • 71

volume

  • 145

number

  • 11