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Vol. 17 - Num. 66

Clinical Reviews

Risk of use of reptiles as pets

Elena Pérez Costaa, Miguel Ángel Molina Gutiérrezb, Luis Escosa Garcíac

aMIR-Pediatría. Hospital Universitario La Paz. Madrid. Madrid. España.
bServicio de Urgencias Pediátricas. Hospital Infantil Universitario La Paz. Madrid. España.
cServicio de Urgencias. Hospital Universitario La Paz. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: E Pérez. E-mail: elena.perez.211@gmail.com

Reference of this article: Pérez Costa E, Molina Gutiérrez MA, Escosa García L. Risk of use of reptiles as pets. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2015;17:e129-e131.

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Abstract

In the last years the number of families who have exotic animals as pets has been increased, sometimes acting as a reservoir of rare subspecies of gastrointestinal pathogens. We present the case of a child with acute gastroenteritis caused by S. arizonae (Salmonella enterica subspecies), whose main reservoir are reptiles.

Keywords

Acute gastroenteritis Salmonella

 

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