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856 Salmonella Enteritidis Meningitis in a Case Report
  1. ND Righi,
  2. S Brahmi,
  3. H Zerguine,
  4. T Bendhib,
  5. A Kasseh Laàouar
  1. CHU Benflis Touhami, Universite de Batna, Park Aforage, Algeria

Abstract

Introduction Salmonella are the usual agents of gastrointestinal infections caused by ingesting food or water contaminated responsible for gastroenteritis, infectious forms with predominant symptoms represent 5–10% of all salmonellosis They occur most often in patients malnourished, immunocompromised or sickle cell.

We report a case of salmonella meningitis complicated by pericarditis and septic shock.

Observation KM infants 3 months old born and residing in Patna, the third in a family of three EVBP, from a consanguineous marriage, was admitted at the pediatric ward on 10–12–2008 for: septic shock whose clinical examination objectified:

an altered state with general pallor CM, grunting, sclerema, bradypnea, tachycardia and mottled extremities neurological syndrome: hypertonia with generalized convulsion a PL which was performed: in favor of a purulent meningitis in Salmonella Enteritidis Inflammation testing strongly positive.

Echocardiography: pericardial electrophoresis HB: hemoglobin C.

Conclusion The salmonella although they are responsible for gastroenteritis often with good prognosis under treatment in certain situations may give serious systemic infections and their prognosis remains reserved hence the interest to look at this type of infection an underlying pathological field.

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