Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

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


Sandeep Kumar Kanwal1, Sharandeep Kaur2, Virendra Kumar4 
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

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Sandeep Kumar Kanwal
B37 Mohan Park, Navin Shahadra, Delhi - 110 032
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Kanwal SK, Kaur S, Kumar V. Multiple splenic abscesses in a child with enteric fever treated by percutaneous aspiration and antibiotics.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2012;5:245-247


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Kanwal SK, Kaur S, Kumar V. Multiple splenic abscesses in a child with enteric fever treated by percutaneous aspiration and antibiotics. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Sep 25 ];5:245-247
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