Journal article

A retrospective study of secondary bacteraemia in hospitalised adults with community acquired non-typhoidal Salmonella gastroenteritis

Christopher M Parry, Sherine Thomas, Esther J Aspinall, Richard PD Cooke, Stephen J Rogerson, Anthony D Harries, Nicholas J Beeching

BMC INFECTIOUS DISEASES | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The clinical significance of bacteraemia secondary to non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) gastroenteritis in hospitalised adults is uncertain. METHODS: Adults admitted to a hospital in Liverpool, UK, with NTS gastroenteritis were identified using hospital discharge data and laboratory records. Patients with known HIV infection were excluded. Risk factors for a complicated or fatal course were determined. RESULTS: Between 1982 and 2006 inclusive, 633 adults were identified. Serovars causing infection included Enteritidis (46.6%), Typhimurium (27.6%) and Virchow (4.9%). A blood culture was taken in 364 (57.5%) patients who were generally sicker than those who were not cultured. Bacterae..

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