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Salmonella Enterica Serotype Paratyphi B - An Unusual Pathogen in Sepsis Neonatorum
Juyal D, Rathaur VK, Pal S, Sharma N


Abstract:
Sepsis remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in newborns especially in the developing countries. Salmonellosis, a global public health problem is common in tropical countries. However Salmonella enterica serotype Paratyphi B causing neonatal sepsis is rare and the survival depends on high index of suspicion and appropriate empiric therapy. We here report a case of sepsis neonatorum due to Salmonella enterica serotype Paratyphi B in a four day old baby girl. Salmonella infections should be considered in the differential diagnosis of neonatal sepsis, especially in endemic areas.
Keyword : Ceftriaxone, neonatal sepsis, respiratory distress, salmonellosis