Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3046
HERRERA VALDES, Nilda E. et al. Meningoencefalitis letal por Salmonella B. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2001, vol.30, n.2, pp. 125-128. ISSN 1561-3046.
Meningoencephalitis caused by gram-negative bacilli has increased since the 1970s, with a higher incidence in little children , although there is a a trend to rise in the elderly. Within this group of micororganisms, the meningoencephalitis caused by Salmonella sp is rare, since it is not very common. The case of an 80-year-old female patient with a clinical picture of meningoencephalitis is reported. Salmonella typhimurium serogroup B was isolated from the cerebrospinal fluid. The patient died 5 days after being admitted in the hospital. The meningoencephalitis caused by Salmonella sp should be taken into consideration in children under 2 and in the elederly because of the severity of the clinical picture and the elevated mortality.
Palabras llave : MENINGOENCEPHALITIS [etiology]; SALMONELLA INFECTIONS; SALMONELLA TYPHIMURIUM [isolation & purification]; GRAM-NEGATIVE BACTERIAL INFECTIONS; ENTEROBACTERIACEAE; CHILD; AGED.