Salmonella osteomyelitis of the skull base

Surg Neurol. 1991 Jul;36(1):37-9. doi: 10.1016/0090-3019(91)90130-2.

Abstract

A case of skull base osteomyelitis caused by Salmonella is reported. The patient, a diabetic immunosuppressed man, had a insidious presentation of nasopharyngeal and cranial nerve findings. His radiologic studies showed a striking destruction of the skull base. He died despite antibiotic therapy. Relevant literature is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Azathioprine / adverse effects
  • Cyclophosphamide / adverse effects
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / chemically induced
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / complications
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Opportunistic Infections / microbiology*
  • Osteomyelitis / microbiology*
  • Salmonella Infections*
  • Skull*

Substances

  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Azathioprine