Small bowel (small intestine)
Infectious disorders

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PubMed Search: salmonella small bowel

Cite this page: Infectious disorders - Salmonella. website. Accessed January 20th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Bacterial causing food poisoning and typhoid fever (S. typhi)
  • Typhoid fever: systemic dissemination with bacteremia, fever, chronic infection of joints, biliary tree, bones and meninges
  • From contaminated milk, eggs, beef, poultry
  • Usually affects terminal ileum
Case reports
Gross images

Various images

Case of the Week #362

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Ulcers overlying Peyer's patches with minimal inflammatory cells, chiefly mononuclear (plasma cells, histiocytes and lymphocytes)
  • Often histiocytes with erythrophagocytosis
  • May lead to perforation or toxic megacolon
Microscopic (histologic) images

Case of the Week #362