BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2013-008773
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Non-typhoidal Salmonella severe sepsis in an immunocompetent young woman

  1. João Correia
  1. Department of Medicine, Centro Hospitalar do Porto-Hospital de Santo António, Porto, Portugal
  1. Correspondence to Dr Joana Ramalho, jasorblue{at}


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.

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