A Rare Urinary Tract Infection by Salmonella Paratyphi ACorrespondence Address :
Dr. K L Shobha,
Department of Microbiology, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal-576104, Karnataka, India.
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) caused by Salmonella is very rare and occurs mainly in immunocompromised patients, infants and those over 60 years of age. A 12-year-old patient admitted with history of fever, burning micturition and suprapubic abdominal pain, diagnosed with a rare variant of Salmonella from UTI which had showcased abnormal biochemical reaction unlike typical Salmonella paratyphi A reactions. Here, we are communicating the rare H2S variant Salmonella paratyphi A, causing UTI which caused clinical and microbiological confusion in the diagnosis. A high suspicion is required for adequate diagnosis and treatment when non-lactose fermenting colonies are seen in the culture plate.
H2S variant Salmonella spp, Non-lactose fermenting colonies, Paediatric age group
Rohit Gupta, KL Shobha, Gowrish S Rao. A RARE URINARY TRACT INFECTION BY
SALMONELLA PARATYPHI A. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 September [cited: 2018 Sep 20 ]; 12:DD03-DD04. Available from
Date of Submission: May 22, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Jun 17, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Jul 12, 2018
Date of Publishing: Sep 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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