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Nontyphoidal Salmonella: Microbiology and epidemiology

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Elizabeth L Hohmann, MD
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Stephen B Calderwood, MD
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Allyson Bloom, MD

INTRODUCTION

Salmonellae are motile gram-negative bacilli that infect or colonize a wide range of mammalian hosts. They cause a number of characteristic clinical infections in humans, including:

Gastroenteritis

Enteric fever (systemic illness with fever and abdominal symptoms)

Bacteremia and endovascular infection

Focal metastatic infections such as osteomyelitis or abscess

           

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