Non-typhoidal Salmonella severe sepsis in an immunocompetent young woman
- Department of Medicine, Centro Hospitalar do Porto-Hospital de Santo António, Porto, Portugal
- Correspondence to Dr Joana Ramalho,
A previously healthy, immunocompetent 24-year-old woman presented with onset of diarrhoea (without blood or mucus), vomiting and abdominal pain within 6 h of evolution. She stated a consumption of well water and tomato pulp a few days ago and no recent history of travel abroad.
At hospital admission, she was dehydrated, with shivering, tachycardia, hypotension and painful abdominal palpation, but without signs of peritoneal irritation.