Am J Clin Microbiol Antimicrob | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Salmonella Meningitis

Nour Alkindi, Neamat Almasri and Junaid M Khan*

Sheikh Shakbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

*Correspondance to: Junaid M Khan 

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We report the case of 7 weeks-old male infant who presented with fever of 38.1ºC, lethargy, poor feeding, decreased level of activity and irritability for 4 days. He had bulging anterior fontanelle but no nuchal rigidity on examination. Full septic work up was done and Investigations showed high CRP; U/S neonatal brain showed thickening and increased echogenicity of the cortical sulci of both cerebral hemispheres raising the possibility of meningitis. CSF analysis showed leukocytosis with neutrophilia, high protein and low glucose. CSF, blood and stool cultures grew: Salmonella, nontyphi. Urine culture showed no growth. MRI brain showed pyogenic ventriculitis. No brain abscess or extra-axial empyema.


Meningitis; Salmonella; Shigella; Non-typhoid salmonella


Khan JM. Salmonella Meningitis. Am J Clin Microbiol Antimicrob. 2021; 4(1): 1049.

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