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Coincident Salmonella Infections and Ulcerative Colitis: Problems of Recognition and Management

Br Med J 1974; 1 doi: (Published 19 January 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;1:99
  1. M. W. Dronfield,
  2. J. Fletcher,
  3. M. J. S. Langman


    Five cases of coincident salmonellosis and ulcerative colitis are described. In three the diagnostic combination was recognized late. If corticosteroid therapy is given for the colitis once the combination is recognized, then simultaneous systemic antibiotic cover is advisable. One of the five patients died during corticosteroid therapy alone with salmonella septicaemia due to a usually non-invasive organism.