PHILLIP D. SMITH, M.D.; ABE M. MACHER, M.D.; MICHAEL A. BOOKMAN, M.D.; RALPH V. BOCCIA, M.D.; RONALD G. STEIS, M.D.; VEE GILL, Ph.D.; JODY MANISCHEWITZ, M.S.; EDWARD P. GELMANN, M.D.
The Acquired Immunodeficiency syndrome is characterized by the presence of profound immunosuppression and the development of multiple opportunistic infections and unusual neoplasms, particularly Kaposi's sarcoma. Infections reported in patients with the syndrome have been caused by viruses, protozoans, fungi, and mycobacteria (1), but severe and recurrent infections caused by bacteria have been reported infrequently. In this report we describe three patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome who developed severe, recurrent enteritis or bacteremia due to Salmonella typhimunum.
The cases of three homosexual men who fulfilled the Centers for Disease Control criteria for the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (2) were studied. Two
SMITH PD, MACHER AM, BOOKMAN MA, BOCCIA RV, STEIS RG, GILL V, et al. Salmonella typhimurium Enteritis and Bacteremia in the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. ;102:207–209. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-2-207
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