Rare co-existence of Salmonella typhi and mycobacteria tuberculosis in a psoas abscess--a case report

Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2001 Oct;44(4):493-4.


We report a rare case of dual infection in a psoas abscess. Pus from the abscess grew Salmonella typhi and the abscess wall showed epitheloid granulomas giant cells, which we confirmed as tuberculosis by PCR. Such dual infection cases may be missed unless looked for since both these infections are common in our country.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis / isolation & purification*
  • Pregnancy
  • Psoas Abscess / microbiology*
  • Psoas Muscles*
  • Salmonella typhi / isolation & purification*
  • Tuberculosis / complications*
  • Tuberculosis / microbiology
  • Typhoid Fever / complications*
  • Typhoid Fever / microbiology