DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3291.ijcp20171738

A rare case of meningitis due to Salmonella typhi in a nine month old infant

Nautiyal S., Jauhari S., Chauhan J., Nadeem R.

Abstract


Salmonella typhi is a rare cause of bacterial meningitis in infants accounting for 1% or less of cases. We report a rare case of meningitis in a nine-month-old baby due to Salmonella typhi. A nine-month-old female was admitted to our tertiary care hospital, with a week’s history of fever with rigors and refusal to take feeds.


Keywords


Infants, Meningitis, Salmonella typhi

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