Why is it important to test for S typhimurium DT104 in bacterial gastroenteritis?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Jennifer Lynn Bonheur, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Serotype Salmonella for S typhimurium DT104, particularly if the gastroenteritis is associated with raw milk or cheese ingestion. S typhimurium DT104 is a multidrug-resistant organism, and antibiotic sensitivities are crucial to guide therapy. [23, 24]


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