Salmonella gastroenteritis outbreak in a family: a case report

Authors

  • Sunil Adhikari Patan Hospital, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Suraj Rijal Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Ashish Shrestha Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jpahs.v6i2.27230

Keywords:

food poisoning, hypovolemic shock, diarrhea, emergency, gastroenteritis, salmonella, vomiting

Abstract

Five members of a family were brought to emergency with complaints of high grade fever, pain abdomen, diarrhoea and vomiting. The symptoms started after five hours of food, the vegetable curry by this family. Four of them were in hypovolemic shock and two had significant pus cells in stool examination. All of them were discharged by seven days. Stool culture of three of these patients showed salmonella.

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Author Biographies

Sunil Adhikari, Patan Hospital, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

Emergency Medicine Fellow

Suraj Rijal, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

Emergency Medicine Fellow

Ashish Shrestha, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Nepal

Asst. Prof., General Practice and Emergency Medicine

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Published

2019-12-31

How to Cite

Adhikari, S., Rijal, S., & Shrestha, A. (2019). Salmonella gastroenteritis outbreak in a family: a case report. Journal of Patan Academy of Health Sciences, 6(2), 51–55. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpahs.v6i2.27230

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General Section: Case Reports