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Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2018, 3(1), 35; https://doi.org/10.3390/tropicalmed3010035

Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhi: An Unusual Cause of Infective Endocarditis

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Department of Infectious Diseases, Blacktown Hospital, Blacktown, NSW 2148, Australia
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Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
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Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, University of Sydney, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
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Received: 11 February 2018 / Revised: 12 March 2018 / Accepted: 14 March 2018 / Published: 16 March 2018
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Abstract

While typhoid fever is a common infection, Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi is a rare cause of endocarditis. We describe the case of a 20-year-old male who was treated for a primary episode of microbiologically-confirmed typhoid fever. He presented six weeks post-discharge with fever and lethargy. S. Typhi was again identified in blood cultures, and echocardiography identified a mitral valve lesion. Our case suggests that a relapse of typhoid should prompt further investigation for a deep-seated infection, including consideration of echocardiographic evaluation to rule out infective endocarditis. View Full-Text
Keywords: Salmonella Typhi; infective endocarditis; relapse; mitral valve Salmonella Typhi; infective endocarditis; relapse; mitral valve
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Robson, C.; O’Sullivan, M.V.N.; Sivagnanam, S. Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhi: An Unusual Cause of Infective Endocarditis. Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2018, 3, 35.

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