April 1985

Salmonella Infections in Patients With Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Medical Service (Drs Profeta, Forrester, and Eng) and the Microbiology Section, Laboratory Service (Dr Smith), Veterans Administration Medical Center, East Orange, NJ; the Infectious Disease Department, Saint Michael's Medical Center, Newark, NJ (Drs Liu and Johnson); and the Departments of Medicine (Drs Profeta, Forrester, Eng, Johnson, and Palinkas) and Microbiology (Dr Smith), University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark.

Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(4):670-672. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360040092021

• Salmonella infections occurred in six patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and one patient with probable AIDS. The immune system defects increase the susceptibility of patients with AIDS to salmonella infections. Recognition of salmonellosis in patients with AIDS is important because of a high propensity of this organism to invade the bloodstreams of these patients, and because, unlike other infections in patients with AIDS, this infection can be easily treated.

(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:670-672)