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Hepatic abscess caused by Salmonella typhi. A case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8050319     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Salmonella typhi is a rare cause of liver abscess. We describe a 47-year-old African male with multiple liver abscesses due to S. typhi in an area where hepatic amebiasis is endemic. The patient did not respond appropriately to amebicidal therapy and culture of the liver aspirate on two occasions yielded S. typhi. The Widal test, initially negative, became positive on repeat testing 10 days later. Percutaneous aspiration combined with appropriate antibiotic therapy resulted in a complete recovery. No predisposing cause could be found. We report the clinical, radiological, and microbiological features of this case and review the literature on this rare but easily treatable condition.
P N Soni; A A Hoosen; D G Pillay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestive diseases and sciences     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0163-2116     ISO Abbreviation:  Dig. Dis. Sci.     Publication Date:  1994 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-09-02     Completed Date:  1994-09-02     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902782     Medline TA:  Dig Dis Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1694-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Gastrointestinal Unit, University of Natal Medical School, Durban, South Africa, U.K.
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MeSH Terms
Liver Abscess / microbiology*
Middle Aged
Salmonella typhi / isolation & purification*
Typhoid Fever / microbiology*

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