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Volume 18, Number 4—April 2012

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Increase in Extraintestinal Infections Caused by Salmonella enterica Subspecies II–IV

Sharon L. AbbottComments to Author , Frank C.Y. Ni, and J. Michael Janda
Author affiliations: California Department of Public Health, Richmond, California, USA (S.L. Abbott, F.C.Y. Ni, J.M. Janda); Los Angeles County Public Health Laboratory, Downey, California, USA (J.M. Janda).

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Table 1

Location of infections caused by salmonellae other than subspecies I among 1,342 patients, California, USA, 1985–2009

Site % Subspecies
% Total, n = 1,342
II, n = 60 IIIa, n = 463 IIIb, n = 443 IV, n = 376
Feces* 85 33 59 79 71
Extraintestinal* 15 67 41 21 29
Blood† 0 51 19 57 42
Urine† 80 21 60 18 33
Wound/abscess† 0 7 4 5 6
Respiratory tract† 0 5 10 2 6
Other‡ 20 15 6 18 13
Cerebrospinal fluid 0 5 0 0 0.5

*Percentage of total of each subspecies relative to intestinal or extraintestinal sites.
†Percentage of total within each subspecies.
‡Includes genital tract, eye, tissue, gallbladder, and ascites fluid.

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