treatment of salmonellosis

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Salmonella spp (nontyphoidal)

  • antibiotic therapy is indicated only in high-risk children to reduce the risk of bacteremia and extraintestinal focal infections
  • preferred therapy – ceftriaxone
  • alternative agents -  azithromycin, ciprofloxacin (1)

Salmonella typhi

  • preferred therapy – third-generation cephalosporins
  • alternative agents -  chloramphenicol (2)

Salmonellosis is a notifiable disease

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Last edited 04/2018

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