Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

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

Enteric fever complicated by multiple splenic abscesses


Narayanappa Doddaiah1, Rashmi Nagaraj1, Mathod Ganesha Rao Anil Kumar2, Rajani Hassan Srinivasa Murthy1 
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

Correspondence Address:
Rashmi Nagaraj
No.665, Kamakshi Hospital Road, 17th main, Saraswathipuram, Mysore - 570 009, Karnataka
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Doddaiah N, Nagaraj R, Anil Kumar MG, Murthy RS. Enteric fever complicated by multiple splenic abscesses.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2012;5:534-536


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Doddaiah N, Nagaraj R, Anil Kumar MG, Murthy RS. Enteric fever complicated by multiple splenic abscesses. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Jan 28 ];5:534-536
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