Irish Journal of Medical Science

, Volume 153, Issue 4, pp 142–143 | Cite as

Post-Operative Mediastinitis in a Salmonella Carrier

  • T. Aherne
Brief Report


A case of salmonella mediastinitis in a patient who was also a carrier is described following cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. Local contamination was thought to be the mode of infection. Following appropriate antibiotic therapy and closed irrigation of the mediastinum recovery was uneventful.


Asymptomatic Carrier Mediastinitis Cloxacillin Left Atrial Pressure Ella 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Aherne
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  1. 1.Department of Cardiac SurgeryMater Misericordiae HospitalDublin

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