August 23rd, 2019

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Diverse Presentations of a Febrile Illness Secondary to Salmonella typhi in Pregnancy: A Report of Two Cases
Authors:  Kelly Yamasato, M.D., and Janet Burlingame, M.D.
BACKGROUND: Salmonella typhi infection is associated with a wide-ranging clinical presentation. Unusual symptoms associated with Salmonella typhi can make it challenging to recognize, especially in regions of low prevalence.

CASE: We are the first to report 2 cases of Salmonella typhi infection in pregnancy with uncommon clinical presentations: one with pancreatitis and the other with pneumonia.

CONCLUSION: These cases expand our understanding of Salmonella typhi in pregnancy. Given the variable presentation, Salmonella infection should be considered in the febrile pregnant patient with pancreatitis and pneumonia, particularly in high-risk regions.
Keywords:  food poisoning, infection, pancreatitis, pneumonia, pregnancy, Salmonella, Salmonella typhi, typhoid fever
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