Salmonella typhi

Salmonella typhi


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General Information

Aerobic gram negative rod

Humans are the reservoir - fecal-oral transmission.

Increased prevalence in developing countries.

Highest prevalence South Asia.

  • Fever in Returning Traveler
  • Enteric fever
  • FUO
  • Bacteremia
  • Intra-abdominal abscess
  • Meningitis
  • Endovascular infection including endocarditis and infected atherosclerotic plaque/aneurysm - "sticky" organism

Very high rates of FQ resistance in Indian Subcontinent.

Vaccination only prevents ~75% of disease.