Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine
Salmonella Urinary Tract Infection Heralding Thoracic Mycotic Aneurysm: Case Report as Medical Apology
- Author(s): White, Jennifer
- Golfus, Gabriel
- Sadosty, Annie
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/cpcem.2016.11.31538
We report a case as a patient apology as a means of teaching other physicians about a unique presentation of a rare disease. Salmonella species are unusually isolated organisms in urine. In the case described, appreciation for the rarity of Salmonella species in the urine facilitated recognition of a serious disseminated Salmonella infection. Physicians should consider disseminated Salmonella infection, as was found in a patient with an aortic mycotic aneurysm, after isolation of Salmonella in urine despite an initially benign clinical presentation.