Signs and Symptoms
- abdominal cramps 12-72 hours after infection
- bone infection (osteomyelitis) rare
- meningitis rare
Symptoms usually lasts for 4-7 days, most individuals recover without treatment but sometimes severe infections occur especially in the very young, the very old and immunocompromised individuals.
Salmonella is diagnosed by stool cultures. They start treating with antibiotics if the patient is immunocompromised or symptoms are severe.
Please call your doctor if your child is suffering from these symptoms.