Splenic abscess due to Salmonella enteritidis

Infect Dis Rep. 2012 Feb 17;4(1):e4. doi: 10.4081/idr.2012.e4. eCollection 2012 Jan 2.


Splenic abscess is a very rare complication of non-typhoidal Salmonella infections. We report a case of splenic abscess caused by Salmonella enteritidis. The patient is a 63-year-old woman with diabetes mellitus and underwent splenectomy. This case suggests that the patients with comorbities are at increased risk for invasive infections in non-typhoidal Salmonella infections.

Keywords: Salmonella enteritidis; abscess.; spleen.