Shigella sonnei bacteremia: Two adult cases and review of the literature

Claudia Hawkins*, Babafemi Taiwo, Maureen Bolon, Kabir Julka, Adeola Adewole, Valentina Stosor

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Shigella sonnei bacteremia in adult patients is rare. We present 2 cases from our center, and 7 others from the literature are reviewed in detail. Diabetes mellitus and malignancy are frequent predisposing conditions. Despite severe illness at presentation, our patients achieved good outcomes with prompt initiation of antimicrobial therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-173
Number of pages4
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Immunology and Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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