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Jithin C Shaji, Remesh Kumar
Keywords : Blood culture, Children, Encephalopathy, Gastroenteritis, Nontyphoidal salmonellosis
Citation Information : Shaji JC, Kumar R. Acute Encephalopathy as a Presenting Symptom of Nontyphoidal Salmonellosis in Children. Pediatr Inf Dis 2021; 3 (2):81-82.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 14-07-2021
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
In this case report, we describe a child who had fever and encephalopathy at the time of presentation. Nontyphoidal salmonellosis causing encephalopathy in children is scarcely described in the literature, and in those, concurrent abdominal symptoms were also well manifested. In our report, the abdominal findings were rather absent, and most clinical symptoms pointed toward a CNS infection. Active CNS infection was ruled out through CSF examination and the culprit for encephalopathy was found out through blood culture. Through this case report, we want to make the practicing clinicians aware of the possibility of nontyphoidal salmonellosis to present as encephalopathy alone without any obvious abdominal symptoms to suspect the disease.
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