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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 80-81

Salmonella typhi rib osteomyelitis with abscess mimicking a 'cold abscess'


1 Department of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, University Maastricht, Netherlands

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George M Varghese
Department of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-777X.112271

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Salmonella enterica serovar typhi (Salmonella typhi) causing typhoid fever is common in many parts of the world particularly in developing countries. Extra-intestinal manifestations such as osteomyelitis are rare in immunocompetent individuals. We report a case of Salmonella typhi osteomyelitis of a rib with overlying abscess mimicking a 'cold abscess', treatment outcomes and discuss relevant literature.


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