The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 85, Issue 7, pp 560–562 | Cite as

Salmonella typhimurium Meningitis in an Infant Presenting with Recurrent Meningitis

  • Rajendra Prasad Anne
  • Pankaj C. Vaidya
  • Pallab Ray
  • Pratibha D. Singhi
Clinical Brief


Salmonella typhimurium meningitis in infancy is very uncommon and does not respond to usual duration of empirical antibiotic therapy. A 5-mo-old infant presented with clinical picture of acute pyogenic meningitis and was treated with empirical antibiotic therapy for 14 d. But, 2 wk after the discharge, the child presented again with similar complaints. CSF culture had grown Salmonella typhimurium following which dual antibiotic therapy was given for 6 wk.


Salmonella typhimurium Recurrent meningitis Infant 



RP managed the patient, collected the data and prepared the manuscript; PCV and PDS supervised management; PCV critically reviewed the manuscript; PR helped in diagnosis and management. PCV will act as guarantor for this paper.

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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajendra Prasad Anne
    • 1
  • Pankaj C. Vaidya
    • 1
  • Pallab Ray
    • 2
  • Pratibha D. Singhi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Advanced Pediatric CentrePost Graduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarhIndia
  2. 2.Department of Medical MicrobiologyPost Graduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarhIndia

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