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Nontyphoid Salmonella Bacteremia: Age-Related Differences in Clinical Presentation, Bacteriology, and Outcome

Zvi Shimoni, Silvio Pitlik, Leonard Leibovici, Zmira Samra, Hanna Konigsberger, Moshe Drucker, Vered Agmon, Shai Ashkenazi and Miriam Weinberger

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 28, issue 4, pages 822-827
Published in print April 1999 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 1999 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/515186
Nontyphoid Salmonella Bacteremia: Age-Related Differences in Clinical Presentation, Bacteriology, and Outcome

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In a retrospective study, 80 episodes of nontyphoid salmonella (NTS) bacteremia in children were compared with 55 episodes in adults over a 10-year period. The study disclosed major differences in the predisposition, clinical presentation, and outcome as well as the microbiology of NTS bacteremia in relation to age. Adults were more likely than children to have predisposing diseases (95% vs. 15%, respectively; P < .0001) and to receive prior medications (95% vs. 23%, respectively; P < .0001), particularly immunosuppressive agents (58% vs. 5%, respectively; P < .0001). In most adults (67%), NTS infection presented as a primary bacteremia and was associated with a high incidence of extraintestinal organ involvement (34%) and a high mortality rate (33%). In children, NTS bacteremia was usually secondary to gastroenteritis (75%) and caused no fatalities. Although group D Salmonella (78%) and the serovar Salmonella enteritidis were the predominant isolates from adults, the emergence of infections due to group C Salmonella (46%) and the serovar Salmonella virchow in children was noted.

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