Non-typhoidal Salmonella aortitis
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Non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) spp. causes about 40% of all infective aortitis and it is characterized by high morbidity and mortality. Human infection occurs by fecal–oral transmission through ingestion of contaminated food, milk, or water (inter-human or zoonotic transmission). Approximately 5% of patients with NTS gastroenteritis develop bacteremia and the incidence of extra-intestinal focal infection in NTS bacteremia is about 40%. The organism can reach an extra-intestinal focus through blood dissemination, direct extension from the surrounding organs and direct bacterial inoculation (e.g. invasive medical procedures). Medical and surgical interventions are both needed to successfully control the infection. Here, we report a case of abdominal sub-renal aortitis caused by Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis in an 80-year-old man.
KeywordsSalmonella Aortitis Extra-intestinal localization by Salmonella
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