Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Open Access ISSN: 2639-9458


Salmonella arizonae Bacteremia in a 16-Year-Old Male Patient with Cavernoma: A Case Report

Authors: Georgios Bonanos, Panagiota Xaplanteri, Odyssefs Dimitrakopoulos, Alexandra Lekkou, Fotios Tzortzidis

Bacteremia due to Salmonella enterica subsp. arizonae is extremely rare and most commonly involves immunocompromised patients. Herein we present a 16-year-old Greek male with bacteremia after craniotomy due to cavernoma. The patient kept turtles as companion animals. In our case we suggest that the turtles our patient kept as companion animals were the source of infection. S. arizonae nested in the brain lesion and bacteremia was due to perioperative manipulations.

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