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Salmonella enterica subsp houtenae serogroup O:16 in a HIV positive patient: case report

Authors
  • Lourenço, Maria Cristina S.
  • Reis, Eliane Falavina M. dos
  • Valls, Rogério
  • Asensi, Marise Dutra
  • Hofer, Ernesto
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2004
Source
Scientific Electronic Library Online - Brazil
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English
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Abstract

We described a case of salmonellosis in a 33-year old HIV-infected patient. The patient presented oral and esophageal candidiasis, intense epigastric and retrosternal pain. During the physical examination he was hypochloraemic, acyanotic, hypohydrated, anicteric and afebrile. Admittance laboratorial tests indicated: red cells 3.6 millions/mm³; hemoglobin, 10.1 g/dL; leukocyte count, 3,000/mm³, with 1% of eosinophils, 14% of non-segmented and 53% of segmented neutrophils and 31% of lymphocytes. The blood culture was positive for Salmonella enterica subsp houtenae serogroup O:16. This is probably the first human report of bacteremia due to Salmonella enterica subsp houtenae in Brazil associated to HIV-infected patient.

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