Submitted: 07 Nov 2017
Revised: 27 Jan 2018
Accepted: 29 Jan 2018
First published online: 27 Feb 2018
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Int J Enteric Pathog. 2018;6(2):53-54.
doi: 10.15171/ijep.2018.14
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Case Report

Salmonella Group B and Gastroenteritis Linked to Consumption of Raw Vegetables: A Case Report

Enayatollah Kalantar 1 ORCiD, Mojgan Mirzaei 2, Parviz Fallah 2, Ali Ehsan Heidari 2, Fatemeh Rahimi 3, Sadegh Saedi 2, Mohsen Arabi 3, Hosain Dehghan 2 *

1 Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran
2 Medical Laboratory, Rajaei Hospital, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran
3 Department of Education, Rajaei Hospital, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran


We present a case of Salmonella gastroenteritis due to consumption of raw vegetables and water in the farm field.A 62 year-old female from north of Iran was travelling to Karaj. In the way to Karaj, the patient consumed raw unwashed vegetables from the farm field. After a few hours she complained the gastrointestinal disturbances. She admitted to the emergency department for evaluation of frequent severe watery diarrhea. Stool culture was taken at admission time which found positive for Salmonella group B; which was sensitive to Ceftriaxon, Amikacin, Co-trimoxazole, Nalidoxoc acid, Nitrofurantoin, Piperacillin and Ciprofloxacin. Treatment was initiated with Metronidazole and Ciprofloxacin resulting in rapid improvement of the patient’s symptoms. The patient was discharged after 3 days hospital admission. She has remained well without evidence of recurrence of symptoms during a 2-month follow-up period.
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