Salmonella infections lead to several clinical syndromes such as acute gastroenteritis and bacteremia. Less frequent manifestations are extraintestinal focal infections, including urinary tract infections. A 10-month-old boy was admitted to the hospital with recurrent urinary tract infections treated with antibiotics. Salmonella typhimurium was isolated from the urine samples obtained in urine bags. The organism was also grown from a suprapreputial swab, but was not grown in the suprapubic urine specimen. Renal ultrasonography, intravenous pyelography and voiding cystourethrogram were found normal. The patient was then circumcised, following with no uropathogens were isolated from the urine. It is believed that circumcision not only prevented further urinary tract infection and protected the case from becoming a carrier of Salmonella typhimurium, it also halted a possible spread of Salmonella infection to the general public.

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Sönmez F, Yazici M, Aydin N, et al. Possible asymptomatic carrier of salmonella typhimurium in the preputium: a case report. Turk J Pediatr 2001; 43: 76-78.