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Salmonella Bacteremia and Ovarian Abscess in a Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Woman

Ariza-Heredia, Ella Jazmin MD; Espinoza, Luis A. MD; Abbo, Lilian M. MD

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: November 2011 - Volume 19 - Issue 6 - pp 442-444
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e318211c433
Case Reports

Salmonella infections are generally self-limited and restricted to the gastrointestinal tract. In contrast, in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, there is a higher incidence of bacteremia caused by non-typhi Salmonella, as well as focal manifestations, although these ones still remain rare. In women with persistent abdominal pain or in those who present with pelvic inflammatory disease and history of Salmonella infection, ovarian abscess should be considered in the differential diagnosis.

We present a case of Salmonella bacteremia and tubo-ovarian abscess in an HIV-infected woman. To our knowledge, this is the first case of non-typhi Salmonella ovarian abscesses in HIV-infected women reported in the literature.

From the Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL.

Correspondence to: Ella Jazmin Ariza-Heredia, MD, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1400 NW 10th Avenue, Suite 813A (D-90A), Miami, FL 33136. E-mail: ellariza@yahoo.com.

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.