Febrile gastroenteritis due to Salmonella thompson

A. P. Linares, Stuart H Cohen, E. Goldstein, A. D. Kelley, T. K. Eisenstein

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Salmonella thompson, a common pathogen of poultry, has received scant attention as a cause of human gastroenteritis. At least 45 persons were infected with S thompson in Sacramento, California, after eating at a chicken restaurant and 38 became symptomatic. Ten required admission to hospital, and all were treated with antibiotics and improved. In 19 cases cultures of stool specimens for S thompson over a 60-day period showed slower but statistically insignificant differences in salmonellal elimination in 7 patients who received antibiotics when compared with 12 who were untreated. We report this outbreak to increase awareness of the virulence and prevalence of gastroenteritis due to S thompson.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-205
Number of pages3
JournalWestern Journal of Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1984

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