Salmonella typhimurium meningitis in an adult patient with AIDS

Show simple item record Swe Swe-Han, K . Nagel, G. Van der Westhuizen, M. Hoosen, Anwar Ahmed 2009-04-21T11:01:48Z 2009-04-21T11:01:48Z 2008-01
dc.description.abstract Salmonella meningitis is an unusual complication of Salmonella sepsis and occurs mainly in children. A rare case of Salmonella typhimurium meningitis occurring in an adult HIV positive man who presented with a history of fever and diarrhoea is reported. On examination he was dehydrated, and had oral thrush, weakness of lower limbs and neck stiffness. A septic diagnostic screen was performed and he was commenced on empiric intravenous cefotaxime therapy for meningitis. S typhimurium was cultured from cerebrospinal fluid and blood culture specimens. It was non-lactose fermenting, oxidase negative, H2S positive and motile. Cefotaxime was continued for 14 days and the patient responded without neurological sequelae. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Swe Swe, K, Nagel, G, Van der Westhuizen, M & Hoosen, AA 2008, 'Salmonella typhimurium meningitis in an adult patient with AIDS', Journal of Clinical Pathology, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 138-139. [] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0021-9746
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher BMJ en_US
dc.rights BMJ en_US
dc.subject Salmonella typhimurium meningitis en_US
dc.subject Salmonella typhimurium en_US
dc.subject Meningitis en_US
dc.subject Adult en_US
dc.subject Patients en_US
dc.subject AIDS en_US
dc.subject Complications en_US
dc.subject Salmonella sepsis en_US
dc.subject Cefotaxime en_US
dc.subject Case report en_US
dc.subject Clinical presentation en_US
dc.subject Fever en_US
dc.subject Dehydration en_US
dc.subject Stiff neck en_US
dc.subject Oral thrush en_US
dc.subject Limb weakness en_US
dc.subject Intravenous therapy en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Salmonella typhimurium
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Patients
dc.subject.lcsh Meningitis
dc.subject.lcsh Cefotaxime
dc.subject.lcsh Intravenous therapy
dc.title Salmonella typhimurium meningitis in an adult patient with AIDS en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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