Salmonella meningitis is a rare complication of Salmonella sepsis and is mostly reported in infants and young children. The incidence of Salmonella bacteremia is increased in immunocompromised adult individuals, such as those having human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Ventriculitis and brain abscess as a complication of Salmonella intracranial infection is particularly rare, even in patients who are immunosuppressed. Herein, we report a case of Salmonella meningitis complicated by ventriculitis and two brain abscesses in an HIV positive adult patient requiring mini-craniectomy and drainage along with a prolonged course of antibiotic therapy with a favorable outcome.

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Published in Cureus, v. 12, issue 10, e11223.

Copyright © 2020, Ahmed et al.

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