A case of meningitis caused by a strain of Salmonella typhimurium in a 3 yr old leukemic child is described. The infection occurred during the phase of complete haematologic remission. It has a very rapid course and the child died in a few days. The epidemiology, pathogenesis and therapeutic aspects of this uncommon localization of salmonella infection are discussed. Its relation to malignancies such as leukemias and lymphomas is also pointed out.
|Translated title of the contribution||Salmonella typhimurium meningitis as a fatal complication in a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Giornale di Malattie Infettive e Parassitarie|
|Publication status||Published - 1975|
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