Salmonella bacteremia in African patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection

S De Wit, H Taelman, P Van De Perre, D Rouvroy, N Clumeck

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Abstract

During a two-year period, 26 Central African patients with AIDS or AIDS-related complex were seen in two Belgian hospitals and five of these patients presented with non-typhoid Salmonella bacteremia. Three additional patients were observed in a Rwandese hospital. These eight African patients were compared with 16 non-AIDS patients with non-typhoid Salmonella bacteremias. The patients with AIDS or AIDS-related complex did not have gastroenteritis, but they did have a high recurrence rate and high prevalence of Salmonella typhimurium. Long-term antibiotic prophylaxis seems warranted for such patients despite the high frequency of side effects from antibiotics
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Volume7
Pages (from-to)45-47
ISSN0934-9723
Publication statusPublished - 1988

Keywords

  • B780-tropical-medicine
  • AIDS
  • AIDS Related Complex
  • Viral diseases
  • Complications
  • Bacterial diseases
  • Salmonella infections
  • Salmonella typhimurium
  • Septicemia
  • Etiology
  • Belgium
  • Europe-West
  • Recurrence
  • Rwanda
  • Africa-Central

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