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Salmonella enteritidis

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Salmonella enteritidis 

  • Archetypal form of non-typhoidal Salmonella
  • Virulence factors
    • Endotoxin
  • Transmission
    • Reservoir is humans and animals
    • Undercooked poultry/eggs, reptile pets (turtles) are common sources
  • Presentation
    • GI manifestations diarrhea (possibly bloody)
      • Result of gastroenteritis
  • Treatment
    • Supportive care 
      • Hydration and correction of electrolyte imbalances
    •  Antibiotics not indicated 
      • They prolong the duration of disease! 
  • Prevention – no vaccine available