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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo

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Abstract

VIDAL, José E. et al. Liver abscess due to Salmonella enteritidis in a returned traveler with HIV infection: case report and review of the literature. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 2003, vol.45, n.2, pp. 115-117. ISSN 0036-4665.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-46652003000200014.

Bacteremia due to non-typhi Salmonella is more frequent in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). However, focal complications have been rarely described. We report a case of liver abscess due to Salmonella enteritidis in an HIV-infected patient who recently returned to Sao Paulo, Brazil, from a trip in the Caribbean. A good clinical and radiological response was seen with both percutaneous catheter drainage and antibiotic treatment. To our knowledge, this is the first culture proven case of non-typhi Salmonellaliver abscess in an HIV-infected patient in Brazil.

Keywords : Liver abscess; Salmonella; Focal complications; Human immunodeficiency virus.

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