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Salmonella Infection After Craniotomy.

  • Author(s): Byer, Lennox
  • Rutledge, Caleb
  • Wallender, Erika
  • Osorio, Joseph A
  • Jacobs, Richard
  • Theodosopoulos, Philip V
  • et al.

Salmonella is an uncommon cause of meningitis, especially after neurosurgery. Here, we present a case of Salmonella meningitis after craniotomy, likely due to physical contact with a snake after surgery, with contiguous spread from the patient's hand to her wound. The purpose of this report is to serve as a reminder that patients undergoing neurosurgery should avoid contact with pets, including snakes and other reptiles, in the postoperative period and practice good hand hygiene.

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