Cardiovascular complications of Salmonella enteritidis infection Academic Article uri icon

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  • Salmonella has the ability to adhere to damaged endothelium, predisposing individuals to complications rarely seen with other Gram-negative organisms. Potential complications include endocarditis, infected atheroma or aneurysms, myocarditis and pericarditis. The present report describes two cases of Salmonella enteritidis-associated cardiovascular disease. Patient 1 is a young adult who presented with myopericarditis complicated by recurrent cardiac arrests following return from a tropical climate. This patient was successfully treated with a 14-day course of ciprofloxacin. Patient 2 is an elderly man who developed a pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta complicating S enteritidis bacteremia, and died of this complication. Recognition of potential complications of salmonellosis, especially in individuals with risk factors, is paramount in correctly diagnosing and managing these patients.


  • Hibbert, Benjamin
  • Costiniuk, Cecilia
  • Hibbert, Rebecca
  • Joseph, Philip
  • Alanazi, Haitham
  • Simard, Trevor
  • Dennie, Carole
  • Angel, Jonathan B
  • O’Brien, Edward R

publication date

  • October 2010