Journal article

Non-typhoidal Salmonella blood stream infection in Kuwait: Clinical and microbiological characteristics

M John Albert, Dieter Bulach, Wadha Alfouzan, Hidemasa Izumiya, Glen Carter, Khaled Alobaid, Fatemah Alatar, Abdul Rashid Sheikh, Laurent Poirel

PLOS NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2019

Abstract

Non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) bacteremia is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. It is considered to be an emerging and neglected tropical disease in Africa. We studied this in two tertiary hospitals-Al Farwaniya and Al Amiri-in Kuwait, a subtropical country, from April 2013-May 2016. NTS bacteremia was present in 30 of 53,860 (0.75%) and 31 of 290,36 (1.33%) blood cultures in the two hospitals respectively. In Al Farwaniya hospital, one-third of the patients were from some tropical developing countries of Asia. About 66% of all patients (40/61) had diarrhea, and of these, 65% had the corresponding blood serovar isolated from stool culture. A few patients had Salmonella..

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