Iguanas and Salmonella marina infection in children: a reflection of the increasing incidence of reptile-associated salmonellosis in the United States.

@article{Mermin1997IguanasAS,
  title={Iguanas and Salmonella marina infection in children: a reflection of the increasing incidence of reptile-associated salmonellosis in the United States.},
  author={Jonathan Mermin and Brian M Hoar and Frederick J. Angulo},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1997},
  volume={99 3},
  pages={399-402}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate clinical aspects and risk factors for Salmonella serotype Marina infection in the United States. METHODS We identified all isolates of S Marina reported in 1994 to the National Salmonella Surveillance System. Patients were interviewed about demographic information, clinical course, diet, travel history, and contact with reptiles before illness. RESULTS Twenty-six (81%) of 32 patients were infants (<1 year of age) and 24 (75%) were male. This differs from other… CONTINUE READING

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