Polyserositis due to Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis

Department of Medicine, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Tamaka, Kolar 563101, Karnataka, India.
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Impact Factor: 1.84). 03/2009; 103(11):1180-2. DOI: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2009.01.024
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Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis (S. Enteritidis), a non-typhoid Salmonella, is an important emerging pathogen that usually causes gastroenteritis. Here, we report polyserositis with right-sided pleural effusion and loculated collection of fluid in the peritoneum caused by S. Enteritidis in a 60-year-old man from southern India. The patient was immunocompetent and did not have preceding gastroenteritis or any local structural abnormality. Malnutrition and old age might have been the predisposing factors. The patient received intravenous ceftriaxone for 2 weeks followed by oral ciprofloxacin. Pleurocentesis and abdominal paracentesis were also done. The patient was cured as evidenced by clinical improvement and radiological disappearance of the fluid collection.

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