Salmonellosis in persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus: a report of seven cases from Malaysia

Puthucheary, S.D. and Ng, K.P. and Hafeez, A. and Raja, N.S. and Hassan, H. (2004) Salmonellosis in persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus: a report of seven cases from Malaysia. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 35 (2). pp. 361-365. ISSN 0125-1562

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Abstract

Persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have an increased risk of salmonellosis when compared to the general population. We describe seven such patients with Salmonella bacteremia, of whom two had recurrent salmonellosis. In the latter two cases the infection was unusually severe, characterized by widespread infection, bacteremia and relapse, despite standard antimicrobial therapy. HIV-infected individuals will benefit from education on the source of Salmonella, mode of acquisition and prevention through safe food handling and food preparation practices. Because of the difficulty of eradicating Salmonella infection in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, long-term suppressive treatment with antimicrobials is warranted.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA ---> Correspondence: Professor SD Puthucheary, Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel: ++603-7967 6674; Fax: ++603-7958 4844 E-mail: puthu@ummc.edu.my
Uncontrolled Keywords: Salmonellosis
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: hamimah hamimah hassan
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2012 03:23
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2018 08:32
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/3577

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