Journal of Clinical Trials, Pathology and Case Studies
A Case of Meningitis Caused by Salmonella Paratyphi Type B in a Four-Year-Old Infant
- 1Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Al Baha University, Al Baha, Saudi Arabia
- 2Department of Pediatric, Maternity and Children Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Muhammad Halwani, MSc, PhD, FJHMI, Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Al Baha University, Al Baha, Saudi Arabia. E-mail: email@example.com
Halwani, M & Batwai, R. A Case of Meningitis Caused by Salmonella Paratyphi Type B in a Four Months-Old Infant. (2016) Clin Trials Pathol Case Stud 1(1): 26- 28.
© 2016 Halwani, M.A. This is an Open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
A four-month year old Burmese infant was seen in the Emergency Room (ER) of the Maternity & Children Hospital in Makkah, Saudi Arabia with a clear clinical picture of meningitis. He was put empirically on antibiotics and full investigations were done. A Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) was collected and the culture result later revealed Salmonella paratyphi type B from his CSF. The infant did not improve and he developed extra-axial subdural collections at the fronto-parietal regions. He stayed critically ill for 48 hours until a full evacuation of the accumulated collection from his head was done. The antibiotics were adjusted based on the new sensitivity results obtained and the infant responded to the treatment. His mother admitted that she prepared his bottled milk using tap water and she claimed that she did not know that this could hurt her child. Two weeks later post operation his condition improved and he was discharged from the hospital.