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Splenic abscess due to Salmonella enteritidis

Author(s): Hatice Çabadak | Ayşe Erbay | Kerem Karaman | Süha Şen | Yasemin Tezer Tekçe

Journal: Infectious Disease Reports
ISSN 2036-7430

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: e4;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Salmonella enteritidis | spleen | abscess

Splenic abscess is a very rare complication of non-typhoidal Salmonella infections. We report a case of splenic abscess caused by Salmonella enteritidis. The patient is a 63-year-old woman with diabetes mellitus and underwent splenectomy. This case suggests that the patients with comorbities are at increased risk for invasive infections in non-typhoidal Salmonella infections.
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