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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 245-247

Multiple splenic abscesses in a child with enteric fever treated by percutaneous aspiration and antibiotics


1 Department of Pediatrics, Division of PICU, Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital and Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pediatrics, Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital and Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India
3 Division of PICU, Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital and Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India

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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.98628

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Multiple splenic abscesses are a condition associated with high mortality if there is delay in the diagnosis and initiation of specific treatment. Salmonella typhi as an etiological cause of multiple splenic abscesses is a distinct rarity. In the past treatment for splenic abscess including in enteric fever was splenectomy however; conservative treatment by percutaneous drainage is increasingly being reported for isolated splenic abscess and now for multiple splenic abscesses. We report a child with enteric fever who presented with multiple splenic abscesses and was successfully treated by percutaneous aspiration and antibiotics.


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