[Co-existence of Kala-azar and salmonellosis in a 16 month-old baby? Or a false positive widal reaction in Kala-azar?].

@article{Kayserl2005CoexistenceOK,
  title={[Co-existence of Kala-azar and salmonellosis in a 16 month-old baby? Or a false positive widal reaction in Kala-azar?].},
  author={Ertan Kayserılı and Murat Hizarcioğlu and Pamir G{\"u}lez and Hurşit Apa and Sanem Keskın},
  journal={Turkiye parazitolojii dergisi},
  year={2005},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={141-4}
}
A 16 month-old boy was referred to our hospital with a prolonged fever, hepatosplenomegaly, anemia and leucopenia. Visceral leishmaniasis was the first suspected diagnosis but the bone-marrow aspiration material revealed no Leishmania amastigotes. As the group agglutination test for Salmonella typhi-O was positive at 1/320 dilution, a diagnosis of salmonellosis was made and meropenem therapy was started. Although the fever decreased on the fourth day of therapy, the expected clinical… CONTINUE READING