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Salmonella infections in a cancer center

, : Salmonella infections in a cancer center. Supportive Care in Cancer 2(2): 116-122

Data concerning 40 patients hospitalized in a cancer center and Salmonella infection were analyzed. Hematological malignancy was present in 24 patients (60%) and solid tumor in 14 patients (35%). Among the predisposing factors, antineoplastic chemotherapy was the most frequent (60%) followed by antacid use (47.5%), corticosteroids (37.5%), granulocytopenia below 500 neutrophils/microliters (15%), surgery (10%) and splenectomy (2.5%). Bacteremia was the most frequent clinical syndrome accounting for 42.5% of the patients. Focal infection, enteritis and carrier state accounted for the remaining 30%, 20% and 7.5% respectively. Salmonella typhimurium and S. dublin represented 65% of the isolates, with clear association between serotype dublin and bacteremia. All S. dublin isolates were resistant to chloramphenicol. Among dublin and typhimurium serotypes, 20% the isolates were resistant to the traditional antibiotics used in salmonellosis (ampicillin, chloramphenicol, cotrimoxazole). All strains were susceptible in vitro to cephalosporins. The frequency of relapse was 15% and the overall mortality (within 30 days) attributed to Salmonella infection was 15%.


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