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Recurrent Salmonella bacteraemia and right internal iliac artery endarteritis in a splenectomised patient
  1. Nabiya N Siddiqui1,2 and
  2. Charles S Berenson1,2
  1. 1Division of Infectious Diseases, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, New York, USA
  2. 2VA Western New York Healthcare System, Buffalo, New York, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Charles S Berenson; berenson{at}


A man in his mid-70s with a complex medical history, including splenectomy, presented with fever and rigours. Workup revealed Salmonella enterica serotype typhimurium bacteraemia and right internal iliac artery endarteritis. Two weeks following a 6-week course of antibiotics, he had a recurrence of Salmonella bacteraemia requiring an extended course of treatment.

  • Foodborne infections
  • Salmonella
  • Splenectomy
  • Endarteritis

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  • Contributors The following authors were responsible for drafting of the text, sourcing and editing of clinical images, investigation results, drawing original diagrams and algorithms, and critical revision for important intellectual content: CSB and NNS. The following authors gave final approval of the manuscript: CSB and NNS.

  • Funding This work was supported by the VA Western New York Healthcare System.

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