Salmonella Durban meningitis: case report and genomics study.

Last updated on 22-12-2023 by Elena Debock

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BACKGROUND: Bacterial meningitis caused by non-typhoid Salmonella can be a fatal condition which is more common in low and middle-income countries. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a Salmonella meningitis in a Belgian six-month old male infant. The first clinical examination was reassuring, but after a few hours, his general state deteriorated. A blood test and a lumbar puncture were therefore performed. The cerebrospinal fluid analysis was compatible with a bacterial meningitis which was later identified by the NRC (National Reference Center) as Salmonella enterica serovar Durba…

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