Salmonella infections: A retrospective 10-year analysis of 134 cases in a regional hospital in Taiwan

Chin Hui Yang, Hsi Huang Tseng, Kuan Jung Chen, Jean Dean Liu

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Abstract

A total of 134 cases of salmonella infections have been noted during the past 10 years in our hospital. Cases of non-typhoidal salmonellosis increased gradually but infections due to Salmonella typhi did not show the same trend. Gastroenteritis was the most prevalent diagnosis in patients below 1 year of age and non-typhoidal bacteraemia and localized infections were the most prevalent in patients over 50 years. Diabetes mellitus was an important underlying disease especially in patients with localized infections (86%). Travelling history played an important role in cases of enteric fever. The susceptibility pattern in non-typhoidal salmonella changed markedly over the study period; multiple drug resistance was noted. The susceptibility pattern of S. typhi showed no significant change. Seven deaths due to salmonella infections were noted (5.2%); all due to non-typhoidal salmonellosis, especially serogroup B. Age above 50 years, localized infection, infection with serogroup B and diabetes were poor prognostic factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-175
Number of pages5
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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