Endocarditis due to Salmonella enterica subsp. arizonae in a patient with sickle cell disease: a case report and review of the literature.

@article{Starakis2007EndocarditisDT,
  title={Endocarditis due to Salmonella enterica subsp. arizonae in a patient with sickle cell disease: a case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Ioannis K. Starakis and Dimitrios Siagris and Chrysoula Karatza and H Solomou and Harry Bassaris},
  journal={Cardiovascular & hematological disorders drug targets},
  year={2007},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={
          199-204
        }
}
Human cases due to Salmonella enterica subsp. arizonae are especially rare, but it may affect immunocompromised patients and infants. We present a case of endocarditis in a patient with sickle cell disease and a review of earlier cases caused by this rare human pathogen. The patient was successfully treated with ceftriaxone and ciprofloxacin. There are only few cases of salmonella endocarditis reported in the last six decades and it is the first case of Salmonella enterica subsp. arizonae… CONTINUE READING