Reptile-associated Salmonella urinary tract infection: a case report

Andrea H. L. Bruning, Maaike van den Beld, Jeroen Laverge, Matthijs R. A. Welkers, Sacha D. Kuil, Sylvia M. Bruisten, Alje P. van Dam, Arjen J. Stam

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We present an 18-year-old woman with a urinary tract infection caused by Salmonella Oranienburg. S. Oranienburg was isolated from her pet snake and confirmed as the source of infection using whole genome sequencing. Our case demonstrates the risk of acquiring reptile-associated salmonellosis and stretches the need for awareness to prevent these infections.
Original languageEnglish
Article number115889
JournalDiagnostic microbiology and infectious disease
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2023


  • Reptile-associated salmonellosis
  • Reptiles
  • Salmonella
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Zoonoses

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