Salmonella Sepsis and Urinary Tract Infection Complicating with Acute Kidney Injury in a HIV Positive Female PatientCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Godfrey Mutashambara Rwegerera,
4775, Notwane Road, Private Bag-00713, Gaborone, Botswana.
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) can rarely be caused by salmonella species. UTI salmonellosis may present as uncomplicated UTI, pyelonephritis or haemorrhagic cystitis. We present a case of a 44-year-old HIV positive female who presented with frank haematuria, fever, dysuria and confusion. These were preceded by non-bloody diarrhea that had resolved on presentation. Blood and urine culture grew salmonella species. The course of the patient was complicated by acute kidney injury that required haemodialysis. Patient improved on a two-week course of antibiotics with subsequent negative blood and urine cultures. We emphasise the importance of prevention on exposure of risk factors and close follow-up due to high risk of recurrence in special groups of patients.
Antiretroviral therapy, Foodborne pathogens, Human Immunodeficiency virus, Urosepsis
Godfrey Mutashambara Rwegerera , Thato Tumediso Ramolefhe , Ngoy Alphonse Ngoy , Molatedi Lesiamang , Yordanka Pina Rivera. SALMONELLA SEPSIS AND URINARY TRACT INFECTION COMPLICATING WITH ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY IN A HIV POSITIVE FEMALE PATIENT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 March [cited: 2019 Mar 25 ]; 13:OD11-OD12. Available from
Date of Submission: Dec 06, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Jan 05, 2019
Date of Acceptance: Jan 21, 2019
Date of Publishing: Mar 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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