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October 1952

SALMONELLA BREDENEY MENINGITIS: Report of Two Cases in Infancy with Recovery

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, Jewish Hospital.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1952;84(4):457-463. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1952.02050040065008

IT IS THE purpose of this paper to report two new cases of purulent meningitis in infancy due to Salmonella sp. (Type Bredeney). A review of the literature reveals that this organism has been implicated only once before as the etiologic agent in Salmonella meningitis. Both of our cases were encountered in a six-month period, and both patients recovered completely, with no neurologic sequelae, after use of chemotherapy and antibiotic agents. Case 1 represents the second youngest patient in recorded cases to have recovered from Salmonella meningitis.1

REPORT OF CASES  Case 1.—A. L., a 19-day-old white boy, was admitted to the Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn on June 25, 1951, because of lethargy, anorexia, and fever. The child had been well until 36 hours prior to admission, at which time the mother noted that the baby had a "peculiar high-pitched cry." This was followed by marked anorexia and lethargy. Two

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