Salmonella typhimurium Meningitis in an Infant Presenting with Recurrent Meningitis
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.
KeywordsSalmonella 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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