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Indian J Crit Care Med. 2013 Nov;17(6):392-3. doi: 10.4103/0972-5229.123464.

Salmonella typhimurium meningitis in infancy.

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Department of Microbiology, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, India.
Department of Pediatrics, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, India.


We report a case of meningitis due to Salmonella typhimurium in a four-month-old female infant. The child was brought to the pediatric emergency department with complaints of fever, cold, and generalized convulsion. On examination, the child was febrile and was having seizures. The anterior fontanelle was not bulging. Lumbar puncture was done and Salmonella typhimurium was isolated from cerebrospinal fluid. Initially the infant improved clinically with appropriate management, but had a fatal outcome due to nosocomial pneumonia.


Infant; Salmonella typhimurium; meningitis

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