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Nontyphoidal Salmonella Infections in Cancer Patients: A Case Series and Review of Literature

Yacoub, Abraham MD*; Vanukuri, Rajya Lakshmi MD*; Jones, Lily DO; Acevedo, Ileana MD; Sandin, Ramon L. MD, MS, FCAP‡§∥; Greene, John N. MD, FACP§∥

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: July 2014 - Volume 22 - Issue 4 - p 232–234
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0000000000000133
Original Articles

The incidence of nontyphoidal Salmonella (NTS) infection is increasing worldwide. It has been well documented that immunosuppressed patients are vulnerable to severe and invasive NTS infection. T-cell immunodeficiency is commonly observed in cancer patients, and cell-mediated immunity is essential in clearing NTS infection and prevention. In this study, we retrospectively reviewed 10 cases at our institution during a 2-year period.

From the *Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, University of South Florida College of Medicine; †Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, University of South Florida; ‡Clinical Microbiology and Virology Laboratories; §Moffitt Cancer Center; and ∥University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL.

Correspondence to: John N. Greene, MD, FACP, University of South Florida College of Medicine, 12902 Magnolia Dr, FOB-3, Tampa, FL 33612. E-mail:

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

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.