Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : July | Volume : 10 | Issue : 7 | Page : DD01 - DD02

Salmonella typhi Splenic Abscess Following Blunt Abdominal Injury: A Case Report DD01-DD02

Priyadarshini Sharavanan, Dhivyalakshmi Shanmugam, Kennedy Kumar Palraj, Tessa Antony, Premamalini Thayanidhi

Correspondence
Dr. Dhivyalakshmi Shanmugam,
No. 245, S. Kolathur Main Road, Viduthalai Nagar, Kovilambakam, Chennai-600117, Tamil Nadu, India.
E-mail: dhivyaslak@gmail.com

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.