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

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

by Alice Lee July 1, 2016

AUTHORS

Sharavanan, P.; Shanmugam, D.; Palraj, KK.; Antony, T. & Thayanidhi, P.

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.

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