Turtle-Associated Human Salmonellosis

Stam, Frank; Römkens, Tessa E. H.; Hekker, Thecla A. M.; Smulders, Yvo M.
December 2003
Clinical Infectious Diseases;12/1/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 11, pe167
Academic Journal
A patient who bred exotic turtles as a hobby presented with 2 episodes of severe diarrhea, the second of which was proven to be caused by turtle-associated salmonellosis that was contracted during treatment with a proton-pump inhibitor. The literature about reptile-associated salmonellosis is briefly reviewed.


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