Salmonella Paratyphi B bacteremia in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus with an unusual presentation- a case report

Madhuri Kulkarni, Rajeshwari K.G, Tejashree A, Subramanian R


Background- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is an inflammatory and multisystem autoimmune disorder. Patients of SLE are at increased risk of infections owing to underlying immunological derangements and to the use of therapeutic regimens like immunosuppressive agents. Among the bacterial infections presenting as bacteremia in these patients, non typhoidal and typhoidal salmonellosis are commonly encountered. We report a rare case of Salmonella Paratyphi B bacteremia in a patient with juvenile onset SLE on treatment with corticosteroids.


Bacteremia, Salmonella Paratyphi B,Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).

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