Health Care Provider Information on Salmonellosis - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Health Care Provider Information on Salmonellosis

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Required Disease Reporting
Clinical Features
Treatment

Required Disease Reporting

Clinical Features

Treatment

  • Salmonella infections often do not require treatment unless the patient becomes severely dehydrated or the infection spreads from the intestines.
  • Persons with severe diarrhea may require rehydration, often with intravenous fluids.
  • Antibiotics are not usually indicated unless the infection spreads from the intestines to the blood stream, and then to other body sites.
  • The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.

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Updated Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 10:42AM