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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 534-536

Enteric fever complicated by multiple splenic abscesses


1 Department of Pediatrics, JSS Medical College and Hospital, JSS University, Mysore, India
2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, JSS Medical College and Hospital, JSS University, Mysore, India

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Rashmi Nagaraj
No.665, Kamakshi Hospital Road, 17th main, Saraswathipuram, Mysore - 570 009, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.105157

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Enteric fever complicated by splenic abscess is a rare entity in pediatric age group. It is usually a part of disseminated infection. There can be single or multiple abscesses. Single abscess most commonly responds to conservative management with appropriate antibiotics and ultrasound-guided percutaneous drainage of the abscess. However, multiple abscesses require splenectomy. The child presented here had multiple splenic abscesses as a complication of enteric fever. There was no response to conservative management and hence he had to undergo splenectomy. So, in children with enteric fever, it is strong suspicion, which helps in identifying complications early and treating them accordingly. Salvaging the spleen is not possible in case of multiple splenic abscesses.


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