Ventricular bigeminy in enteric fever

Natl Med J India. 2019 Jul-Aug;32(4):216-217. doi: 10.4103/0970-258X.291293.


Salmonella infection causes a wide range of intestinal and extraintestinal manifestations as well as a lifetime carrier state. Untreated patients may develop complications, which can be life-threatening. Electrocardiogram (ECG) changes are a common occurrence in enteric fever and may be helpful in predicting myocarditis. Common ECG changes are decreased amplitude of QRS complexes, QTc prolongation and right bundle branch block. Ventricular bigeminy in enteric fever is a rare phenomenon. We report its occurrence in a patient.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Electrocardiography
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Paratyphoid Fever*
  • Salmonella paratyphi A*
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Ventricular Premature Complexes / microbiology*
  • Young Adult


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents