What is Salmonella Meningitis?

Severe cases of Salmlonella food poisoning can cause a brain infection called meningitis. If a pregnant woman contracts a Salmonella infection, the baby can be born with or soon develop meningitis.

Baby Contracts Salmonella Infection and Meningitis

One of our clients was a baby whose illness quickly went from diarrhea to a life threatening infection of the brain lining called meningitis. The Salmonella bacteria had traveled from the colon to the brain when the baby became septic (bacteria travels throughout the body in the blood). The little one’s brain swelled, and he endured multiple surgeries. It is likely that there is permanent brain damage.

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Infants who developed neurological complications as a result of meningitis had significant mortality and adverse long-term neurodevelopment outcome, including mental retardation, seizures, visual impairments, and hydrocephalus.

What is Meningitis?

Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. The most common types of Salmonella that cause meningitis are: S. Havana, S. Typhimurium, S. Oranienbury, S. Typhi.

SalmonellaSalmonella meningitis can lead to brain damage and death. The overall mortality is 38% in infants. More than half of those who survived had normal long-term outcome.

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Symptoms of meningitis include the following:

  • Prolonged fever
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Listlessness
  • Diarrhea
  • Bulging anterior fontanel (soft spot)
  • Irritability

Meningitis can cause serious injury or death. Read about a Salmonella wrongful death lawsuit.