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Schistosomiasis Does Not Contribute to Death or Recurrence of Nontyphoid <i>Salmonella</i> Bacteremia in Human Immunodeficiency Virus–Infected Malawian Adults

Melita A. Gordon, Eduard E. Zijlstra, Cynthia W. A. Naus, Leo G. Visser, Malcolm E. Molyneux and Lisette van Lieshout

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 37, issue 12, pages e177-e179
Published in print December 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online December 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/379828
Schistosomiasis Does Not Contribute to Death or Recurrence of Nontyphoid Salmonella Bacteremia in Human Immunodeficiency Virus–Infected Malawian Adults

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Nontyphoid Salmonella (NTS) bacteremia has a very high mortality and recurrence rate among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)–infected Malawian adults. Concurrent schistosomal infection might cause persistence of NTS infection and poor response to antibiotic therapy. Therefore, we tested serum samples for Schistosoma-specific circulating anodic antigen to diagnose coinfection with schistosomiasis among consecutive HIV-positive adults with NTS bacteremia. The results suggest that active schistosomiasis is not associated with adverse outcome of NTS bacteremia in this population, in contrast to other groups.

Journal Article.  1869 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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