We report a case of a 24-year-old immigrant from Bangladesh with Salmonella typhi meningitis, a rare disease in the United States, especially among adults. The common manifestations of meningitis such as neck rigidity and changes in mental status did not develop and Kernig sign was absent. The patient was successfully treated with intravenous ceftriaxone. This case demonstrates the importance of considering endemic infections in the country of origin when recent immigrants and returnees to the United States present with febrile illness.
- Salmonella typhi
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