Pathology and Microbiology
Enteric fever remains a major health problem in the developing world, including Pakistan. Poor sanitation and hygienic conditions are the major predisposing factors. Salmonella infection with different strains in the same patient has rarely been reported previously. We are reporting two cases of bacteraemia with simultaneous detection of two strains of Salmonella in a single episode of infection. In both the cases, 2 different serotypes of Salmonella were causing bacteraemia leading to fever. In highly endemic area, one must be aware of mixed Salmonella infections as inappropriate diagnosis of such infections may lead to treatment failure.
Journal of Pakistan Medical Association
(2013). Mixed salmonella infection: a case series from Pakistan. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, 63(4), 524-526.
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