Factors associated with encephalopathy in patients with Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi bacteremia presenting to a diarrheal hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

@article{Leung2012FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with encephalopathy in patients with Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi bacteremia presenting to a diarrheal hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh.},
  author={Daniel T Leung and Jori F. Bogetz and Megumi Itoh and Lakshmi Ganapathi and Mark A. C. Pietroni and Edward Thomas Ryan and Mohammod Jobayer Chisti},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2012},
  volume={86 4},
  pages={
          698-702
        }
}
To characterize clinical correlates of typhoid fever-associated encephalopathy, we performed a retrospective chart review of patients with Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi bacteremia who were hospitalized at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, from February of 2009 to June of 2011. Of 207 patients bacteremic with Salmonella Typhi who were ≥ 5 years of age, we identified 43 (21%) patients with encephalopathy. Univariate analysis revealed that patients with… CONTINUE READING
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