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August 1950

SALMONELLA TYPHIMURIUM MENINGITIS: Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations

From the Children's Division of the Cook County Hospital and the Hektoen Institute for Medical Research.

Am J Dis Child. 1950;80(2):290-296. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040020299010

There have been 153 cases of Salmonella meningitis reported in the literature up to the present time. Fifteen of these have been due to Salmonella typhimurium, and all of these have been fatal. In this paper we are reporting 2 more cases, in 1 of which the patient recovered.

REPORT OF CASES  Case 1.—D. C., an 11 week old Negro girl, was admitted to the Cook County Children's Hospital on Jan. 4, 1949. Two days prior to admission the patient was seen in the examining room with low grade fever and crying. A diagnosis of infection of the upper respiratory tract was made, and the child was sent home. The mother brought the infant back two days later because of irritability and a rise in temperature.The patient was the last of five children in the family. Delivery was normal and spontaneous at term. There was a history of diarrhea

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