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J Clin Diagn Res. 2016 Jul;10(7):DD01-2. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2016/19789.8156. Epub 2016 Jul 1.

Salmonella typhi Splenic Abscess Following Blunt Abdominal Injury: A Case Report.

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1
Post Graduate, Department of Microbiology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Ramachandra University , Porur, Chennai, India .
2
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Ramachandra University , Porur, Chennai, India .
3
Demonstrator, Department of Microbiology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Ramachandra University , Porur, Chennai, India .

Abstract

Splenic abscess as a complication of enteric fever due to Salmonella typhi is a rare entity. Here, we are presenting a case of splenic abscess caused by Salmonella typhi with a blunt injury to the abdomen as the predisposing factor. The patient underwent total splenectomy due to failure of conservative management. Splenic abscess is a potential life threatening disease if left untreated. In spite of its rarity, Salmonella typhi has to be considered as a possible pathogen causing the disease.

KEYWORDS:

Blunt trauma; Enteric fever; Splenectomy

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