Neonatal meningitis due to Salmonella is uncommon in the developed world. We report a case of Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis (S enteritidis) meningitis in a 4-day-old, which is believed to have been indirectly transmitted from a pet reptile in the home.
From the *Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, Nellis Air Force Base, United States Air Force Medical Corps, Las Vegas, NV and †Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton, Dayton, OH.
Correspondence to: Sarah Glick, MD, Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, 99MDOS/Pediatric Clinic, 4700 N Las Vegas Blvd, Nellis AFB, NV 89191. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.
The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Department of the Air Force or the Department of Defense.
Authors’ contributions: Dr Sarah R Glick drafted the initial manuscript and approved the final manuscript as submitted. Dr Sherman J Alter obtained hospital IRB approval for the case report, reviewed and revised the manuscript, and approved the final manuscript as submitted.