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Recurrent meningitis due to Salmonella enteritidis: a case report from Kashmir India.

Authors
  • Fomda, B A
  • Charoo, B A
  • Bhat, J A
  • Reyaz, N
  • Maroof, P
  • Naik, M I
Type
Published Article
Journal
Indian journal of medical microbiology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Volume
30
Issue
4
Pages
474–476
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.103776
PMID: 23183477
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Recurrent bacterial meningitis in children is potentially life-threatening and induces psychological trauma to the patients through repeated hospitalization. Here we report a case of recurrent meningitis in a one month old baby. The CSF and blood culture grew Salmonella enteritidis. Injection ciprofloxacin and ceftriaxone were given for 3 weeks. Baby became symptomatically better and was afebrile at discharge. Twenty eight days after discharge baby got readmitted with complaints of fever and refusal of feeds. Blood and CSF culture again showed growth of Salmonella enteritidis. Physicians should be educated about the possibility of recurrence which may occur days or even weeks after apparent successful antibiotic treatment.

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