Journal of the Hong Kong Geriatrics Society

Volume 11 Number 1, January 2002

Salmonella Infection in an elderly patient

E Ong, D Chan

A 76 years old lady with salmonellosis was reported. She presented to us diarrhoea, hip pain and low back pain. Although appropriate antibiotics were started early on, she remained unwell within persistent hip and back pain. Urgent ultrasound and CT abdomen confirmed aortic aneurysm. Urgent laparotomy was performed. Unfortunately the lady died despite operation. Histology and microbiological study confirmed mycotic aneurysm secondary to salmonella infection. Case as presented and literature reviewed. (J HK Geriatr Soc 2002; 11:40-42)

Keywords : aortic aneurysm, elderly, salmonella

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