Spontaneous bacterial empyema caused by Salmonella enteritidis

Alexandra Crossman, Julio Mendez, Alexander Vandevelde, Michael Sands

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Spontaneous bacterial empyema (SBEM) occurs in about 0.4% of patients with decompensated liver disease. We report the first case of SBEM caused by Salmonella species. The patient had end-stage liver disease and became sick while visiting the Dominican Republic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-288
Number of pages3
JournalInfections in Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2006


  • End-stage liver disease
  • Salmonella infection
  • Spontaneous bacterial empyema

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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