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Natl J Integr Res Med. 2014; 5(5): 118-119


Salmonella Neck Abscess in A Diabetic Patient

Dr.Sarika Kombade*, Dr.Gopal Agrawal**.

Abstract
Serotypes Salmonella Typhi and Salmonella Paratyphi are restricted to human host in whom these
organism cause enteric fever. The remaining non-typhoidal salmonella often cause gastroenteritis and can be
associated with bacteremia and localized suppurative infection. We report a case of neck abscess caused by
Salmonella Typhi. A 40 yrs. diabetic male patient presented with painful swelling on a left side of neck. Patient
had past history of fever before 2 months with positive Widal test. On culture the pus yielded pure growth of
Salmonella Typhi. Blood culture was negative. Patient responded to incision and drainage and Ceftriaxone
treatment. [Kombade S NJIRM 2014; 5(5):118-119]

Key words: Salmonella Typhi, abscess, diabetes mellitus, ceftriaxone, co-amoxiclav, ampicillin



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