Extensively drug-resistant Salmonella Typhi in a patient returning from Pakistan, complicated by relapse with meropenem monotherapy

Maria A. Caravedo, Abhimanyu Kaura, David Reynoso

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Abstract

In developing countries, typhoid fever is a common cause of febrile illness accompanied by abdominal pain and weakness. It is caused by Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi. Humans are the only known reservoir of infection, and typhoid fever is common in regions where access to clean water and sanitation is limited. The antimicrobials of choice for a case of typhoid fever acquired outside Pakistan are third generation cephalosporins. Lately, cases of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Salmonella Typhi have been reported in people with a travel history to Pakistan. We present a case of XDR typhoid fever which relapsed after treatment with meropenem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere01048
JournalIDCases
Volume23
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2021

Keywords

  • Extremely drug resistant salmonella(XDR salmonella)
  • Relapse
  • Salmonella typhi
  • Travel
  • Typhoid fever

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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