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. 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.
Aortitis, Bacteremia, Salmonella enterica serotype Choleraesuis, Tigecycline