Salmonella pneumonia complicated with encysted empyema in an immunocompromised youth: Case report and literature Review

  • Nermin Kamal Saeed Salmaniya Medical Complex, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Keywords: Salmonella, pulmonary, Bahrain, Hodgkin lymphoma, Pneumonia

Abstract

In this case report we described a Bahraini male patient of twenty years of age, a smoker and diagnosed with stage IV B Hodgkin lymphoma. He presented with fever, nonproductive cough, upper back pain and shortness of breath due to right upper lobe pneumonia with right encysted pleural effusion. Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis was isolated from the sputum. He was successfully treated with 2 weeks of ceftriaxone followed by 2 weeks of oral cefixime. This was the first case of encysted empyema caused by Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis reported in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The different aspects of pulmonary Salmonella infections were discussed and the literature was reviewed.

Author Biography

Nermin Kamal Saeed, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

Microbiology Section, Pathology Department, SMC, Bahrain.

American Board of Medical Microbiology, Saudi Board of Medical Microbiology, SMC Clinical Patholology

Published
2016-04-28
How to Cite
1.
Saeed NK (2016) Salmonella pneumonia complicated with encysted empyema in an immunocompromised youth: Case report and literature Review. J Infect Dev Ctries 10:437-444. doi: 10.3855/jidc.7069
Section
Case Reports