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Salmonellosis in Patients with Neoplastic Disease.

Donald Armstrong, M.D.; Martin S. Wolfe, M.D.; Donald B. Louria, M.D., F.A.C.P.; and Anne Blevins, R.N.
Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(5):1173-1174. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-68-5-1173_2
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Ninety-six different salmonella isolations from 92 patients occurring over an 11-year period at Memorial Center were reviewed; Salmonella typhimurium and Salmonella derby infections made up almost two thirds of the isolations with almost all of the latter serotype appearing during the S. derby epidemic of 1963 to 1964. Practically all the patients had serious underlying disease, and in addition most were under or had undergone recent adrenocorticosteroid treatment, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy. The predisposition of patients with recent surgery to salmonellosis, especially after gastrointestinal procedures, was reaffirmed. The overall distribution of the type of clinical syndrome was unusual; 30.2% had


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