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Case Reports
November 1933

SALMONELLA SUIPESTIFER INFECTION IN A CHILD

Author Affiliations

INDIANAPOLIS
From the Department of Pediatrics and the Central Laboratory, Indiana University School of Medicine, and the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children.

Am J Dis Child. 1933;46(5_PART_I):1054-1061. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1933.01960050116013
Abstract

Infections in man by Salmonella suipestifer have been regarded as a rarity. The following report is of a child with a disease resembling paratyphoid fever from whose blood S. suipestifer was isolated.

REPORT OF CASE  History.—B. W., a 6 year old girl, was admitted to the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital on Dec. 3, 1931, complaining of fever and pain in the abdomen. Other members of the family had not been ill, and there had been no similar illness in the community from which she came. Later it was learned that several hogs on the farm where she lived had been sick with cholera at the time of the onset of her illness.Her previous health had been excellent. She had had measles at the age of 2 years, with an uneventful recovery. There were no other previous illnesses.The present illness began six days before admission with a chill,

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