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Salmonella Michigan soft tissue infection in an immunocompromised child
  1. A Hames1,
  2. J Mumford2,
  3. J Hale2,
  4. A Galloway1
  1. 1
    Department of Microbiology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
  2. 2
    Department of Child Health, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
  1. A Hames, Department of Microbiology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 4LP, UK; ali.hames{at}


A rare case of soft tissue infection due to Salmonella Michigan in an immunocompromised child is reported. The same organism was isolated from a tortoise kept in the home. Immunocompromised patients are especially susceptible to reptile-associated salmonellosis and should be advised appropriately.

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