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A case of bacteremia caused by Salmonella Chester with prolonged fever and few digestive symptoms

Masamune SAKAMOTO1), Michihiro HATANO1), Mari IWAMOTO1), Hiroyuki SHIMIZU2)

Non-typhoidal Salmonella(NTS)infection frequently causes acute gastroenteritis, which occasionally becomes exacerbated with bacteremia and focal infection. In the present case, we introduce a case of NTS bacteremia with few digestive symptoms and mild inflammatory reactions. A 12-year-old girl with general malaise, anorexia, and stomatitis was admitted to our hospital on day 10 after developing a fever, with Salmonella Chester(S. Chester)detected in blood culture. NTS bacteremia causes few digestive symptoms and mild inflammatory reactions, and, therefore, is unlikely to cause organ-specific symptoms, resulting in fever of unknown origin. Hence, patients with aphthous stomatitis and eosinopenia need to be differentially diagnosed for NTS infection.


1) Department of Pediatrics, Saiseikai Tobu Hospital
2) Pediatrics General Medical Center, Yokohama City University Medical Center

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Received April 4, 2016
Accepted October 24, 2016

28 (4):237─242,2017

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