Salmonella paratyphi: A rare cause for infective spondylitis and psoas abscess.
KA Kumara ,
Teaching Hospital Jaffna., LK
Registrar in Internal Medicine, Teaching Hospital Jaffna.
Department of Medicine,General Hospital (Teaching)- Jaffna., LK
Consultant Physician and Senior Lecturer
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna
General Hospital (Teaching)- Jaffna, LK
Consultant Chest Physician
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.
How to Cite:
Kumara, K., Kumanan, T. and 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
06 Feb 2013.