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Volume 49, Number 1, February 2016

Tigecycline therapy for bacteremia and aortitis caused by Salmonella enterica serotype Choleraesuis: A case report 


Hung-Jen Tang, Chi-Chung Chen, Wen-Chien Ko


Received: February 18, 2016    Revised: February 18, 2016    Accepted: February 18, 2016   

 

Corresponding author:

Wen-Chien Ko
Corresponding author. Department of Internal Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, No. 138, Sheng Li Road, Tainan 704, Taiwan. 



 

Background and purpose: 

Non-typhoid Salmonella species represent a significant cause of aortitis. Few antimicrobial agents can be used when the patient is allergic or intolerable to cephalosporins or fluoroquinolones. Here, we report a case of bacteremia and aortitis caused by Salmonella enterica serotype Choleraesuis. This patient was cured by initial parenteral tigecycline and subsequent oral ciprofloxacin without surgical intervention. 



 

Key words:

Aortitis, Bacteremia, Salmonella enterica serotype Choleraesuis, Tigecycline