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October 1948

SALMONELLA DERBY MENINGITIS: Report of a Case of a Two Month Old Infant

Author Affiliations

Assistant Visiting Pediatrician, Harlem Hospital; Resident Pediatrician, Harlem Hospital; Resident Pediatrician, Harlem Hospital NEW YORK
From the Pediatric Service, Harlem Hospital, Dr. Morris Gleich, Director.

Am J Dis Child. 1948;76(4):384-388. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1948.02030030396003
Abstract

WHEN SALMON and Smith, in 1885, first isolated the organism they considered the causative agent of hog cholera, salmonellosis was regarded primarily as a disease of the gastrointestinal tract. Since then, considerable evidence has been accumulated indicating that there are other, equally important, clinical manifestations of this disease, and now, with better bacteriologic facilities available, salmonella infections are increasingly recognizable.

The case of Salmonella derby meningitis with recovery in a 2 month old infant is reported. The literature records only 1 case of this condition, and that with a fatal outcome. Moreover, we have found no reference to salmonella meningitis of any type with recovery in a patient under the age of 15 months.

REPORT OF CASE  L. M., a 2 month old Negro girl, was admitted to the Harlem Hospital on Aug. 29, 1946. Two days prior to the patient's admission the mother observed that the infant had "a

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