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A Case of Salmonellosis Caused by a Multidrug-Resistant Strain of Salmonella typhimurium

Author(s): Mehmet Uluğ | Mustafa Kemal Çelen | Celal Ayaz

Journal: Klimik Journal
ISSN 1301-143X

Volume: 22;
Issue: 02;
Start page: 69;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Salmonellosis | Salmonella typhimurium | drug resistance

Salmonellosis occurs both in epidemic and endemic forms and remains a public health problem in developing countries. Non-typhoidal Salmonella are important foodborne pathogens that cause gastroenteritis, bacteremia, and subsequent focal infection. Resistant bacteria are especially problematic in a wide variety of immunocompromised individuals, including patients with malignancy, and those receiving corticosteroid therapy or treatment with other immunotherapy agents. In this study, a 21 year old female patient with tuberculous meningitis who developed salmonellosis due to Salmonella typhimurium was presented