JOSEPH FITZGERALD, M.D.; MERRILL J. SNYDER, Ph.D.; ROBERT T. SINGLETON, M.D.
Human infections caused by Salmonella choleraesuis are characterized by bacteremia with a tendency to localize and are regarded as serious disorders. Meningitis caused by Salmonella was attended by a mortality rate of approximately 80% prior to the advent of antibiotic treatment of diseases.1 In 1951, Beene and his associates reviewed the subject and summarized the clinical data of 87 patients.2 The case fatality rate was 82.7%. Six patients who succumbed from S. choleraesuis meningitis are reported by various authors.3-6
The patient presented in this report developed meningitis following laminectomy performed to alleviate injuries sustained to the lower cervical region. The
FITZGERALD J, SNYDER MJ, SINGLETON RT. AN UNUSUAL CASE OF SALMONELLA CHOLERAESUIS MENINGITIS: CURE FOLLOWING SURGICAL EXCISION OF AN INFECTED SUBARACHNOID CYST1. Ann Intern Med. ;50:1045–1050. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-4-1045
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;50(4):1045-1050.
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