Recurrent Meningitis and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Due to Salmonella in an HIV+ Patient: Case Report and Mini-Review of the Literature
Waldo H Belloso*, 1, Marina Romano2, Graciela S Greco3, Richard T Davey4, Ariel G Perelsztein1, Marisa L Sánchez1, Martín R Ajzenszlos1, Inés M Otegui1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2011
First Page: 62
Last Page: 66
Publisher ID: TOAIDJ-5-62
Article History:Received Date: 14/1/2011
Revision Received Date: 7/3/2011
Acceptance Date: 7/4/2011
Electronic publication date: 11/7/2011
Collection year: 2011
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Meningitis due to non-typhi salmonella is infrequent in HIV-positive adults.
We report a case of a patient with >300 CD4+ cells/mm3 who presented with five episodes of recurrent meningitis, focal subarachnoid hemorrhage and cerebral vasculitis ultimately attributed to Salmonella choleraesuis infection. Even within the cART era invasive salmonellosis can occur in unusual ways in HIV-infected patients.