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VOLUME 17 , ISSUE 6 ( December, 2013 ) > List of Articles


Salmonella typhimurium meningitis in infancy

Meera Ramakrishnan

Keywords : Infant, meningitis, Salmonella typhimurium

Citation Information : Ramakrishnan M. Salmonella typhimurium meningitis in infancy. Indian J Crit Care Med 2013; 17 (6):392-393.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.123464

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-09-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).


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.

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