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Clin Ter. 1991 May 31;137(4):281-3.

[Splenic abscess in typhoid fever].

[Article in Italian]

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Divisione A Malattie Infettive, Ospedale Amedeo di Savoia, Torino.


We report the case of a young patient with typhoid fever who complained of pain in his left hypochondrium and shoulder and recrudescence of fever after 21 days of treatment with tiamphenicol and ampicilline. Ultrasonography lead to the diagnosis of splenic abscess; the patient was splenectomized and S. typhi was cultured from the pus. Splenic abscess was frequently observed before 1940; since then only 6 more cases are reported in literature.

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