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Salmonella paratyphi: A rare cause for infective spondylitis and psoas abscess.

Authors:

KA Kumara ,

Teaching Hospital Jaffna., LK
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Registrar in Internal Medicine, Teaching Hospital Jaffna.
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T Kumanan,

Department of Medicine,General Hospital (Teaching)- Jaffna., LK
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Consultant Physician and Senior Lecturer

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna

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G Selvaratnam

General Hospital (Teaching)- Jaffna, LK
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Consultant Chest Physician
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Abstract

Invasive salmonellosis is severe and can be life threatening. This is confounded by the emergence of antibacterial resistance - particularly multidrug resistant strains among Salmonellae. Primary bone and joint infections due to salmonellae account for less than 1% of all Salmonella infections and most of the isolates were Salmonella typhi and classically reported in patients with sickle cell disease. This is a case report of a previously undiagnosed type 2 diabetic patient admitted with sepsis who had infective spondylitis involving 1st to 4th lumbar vertebrae and a right psoas abscess due to S.paratyphi.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v3i1.4530

How to Cite: Kumara, K., Kumanan, T. & Selvaratnam, G., (2013). Salmonella paratyphi: A rare cause for infective spondylitis and psoas abscess.. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases. 3(1), pp.45–49. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v3i1.4530
Published on 06 Feb 2013.
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