Prognostic factors in Salmonella typhimurium septicemia - A 10-year retrospective study


Secmeer G., Kanra G., Cemeroglu A., Ozen H. , Ceyhan M., Ecevit Z.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.37, no.3, pp.229-233, 1995 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.229-233

Abstract

In this study, 74 S.typhimurium septicemia cases were evaluated retrospectively from their records, and the age and sex distribution, presence of underlying disease, signs and symptoms, complete blood count, liver function tests and case fatality rate were documented and prognostic factors determined. It has been shown that S.typhimurium is the most common strain causing Salmonella septicemia, which is more fatal in the newborn period and in the presence of an associated disease, while hemoglobin and leukocyte counts do not play an important role in the prognosis. In Salmonella septicemia, congenital heart disease was the second-most common associated disease, which may be attributed to probable underlying immunodeficiency.