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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 4018096, 3 pages
Case Report

Salmonella enterica Serotype Typhi Bacteremia Complicating Pregnancy in the Third Trimester

1Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA
2Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine & Surgery, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to George F. Guirguis

Received 14 October 2016; Revised 1 December 2016; Accepted 28 December 2016; Published 19 January 2017

Academic Editor: Joseph C. Canterino

Copyright © 2017 George F. Guirguis et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Background. Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi (S. Typhi) is an anaerobic gram-negative enteric rod that causes infection when contaminated food or water is ingested and may cause illness in pregnancy. Case. This is a patient who presented at 31 weeks’ gestation with abdominal pain and fever and was diagnosed with S. Typhi bacteremia. Conclusion. S. Typhi should be considered in febrile patients with recent travel presenting with abdominal discomfort with or without elevated liver enzymes.