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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 283
Salmonella osteomyelitis

1 Wiwanitkit House, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, Haikou, Hainan, China

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Date of Web Publication28-Jun-2016

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Salmonella osteomyelitis. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:283

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Salmonella osteomyelitis. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 Apr 14];9:283. Available from:
Dear Sir,

The salmonellosis of bone or “Salmonella Osteomyelitis” is very interesting. McAnearney and McCall noted that “it is therefore important to consider uncommon pathogens in the differential diagnosis of travelers with prolonged fever and insidious symptoms.”[1] Indeed, salmonellosis is an important problem in several tropical countries and it is usually a difficult-to-diagnose problem in the returning travelers. Sometimes, a mixed infection can be seen as well.[2] Since there is a trend of chronic infection and there can be serious complications such as that seen in the present report, an early diagnosis is required. Focusing on Salmonella Osteomyelitis, there might be a history of acute enteritis and the case can be the result of chronic carriership.[3] The prompt diagnosis of Salmonella infection in any returning traveler seems to be very important. A routine stool examination and serological tests for tropical gastrointestinal infections (including to salmonellosis) should be done in all cases. Some experts might prefer no antibiotic use for management of diarrhea in returning travelers as it can be the cause of chronic carriership,[3] whereas the others suggest for early use of antibiotics for the control of the disease.[4]

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McAnearney S, McCall D. Salmonella osteomyelitis. Ulster Med J 2015;84:171-2.  Back to cited text no. 1
Humphries RM, Yeganeh N, Ward KW, Lewinski MA, Ching N. Enteric fever in a 6-year-old traveler caused by Salmonella enterica serotypes Typhi and Paratyphi A: Laboratory detection strategies and treatment options. J Clin Microbiol 2011;49:452-4.   Back to cited text no. 2
van Cappelle HG, Veenendaal D, de Vogel PL. Salmonella panama osteomyelitis in an otherwise healthy patient. A case report. Clin Orthop Relat Res 1995;235-8.  Back to cited text no. 3
de la Cabada Bauche J, Dupont HL. New developments in traveler's diarrhea. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y) 2011;7:88-95.  Back to cited text no. 4

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Somsri Wiwanitkit
Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.184800

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