Intractable Rare Dis Res. 2018;7(2):130-133. (DOI: 10.5582/irdr.2018.01031)

Breast abscess due to Salmonella paratyphi A : Case reports with review of literature.

Agrawal S, Yadav VS, Srivastava A, Kapil A, Dhawan B


Salmonella paratyphi A causes paratyphoid fever which is characterized by acute onset of fever, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting. Localized disease can occur following both overt and silent bacteremia followed by seeding of bacteria at distant sites. Salmonella species though associated with abscess formation in various organs,are rarely associated with breast abscess. We report 2 cases of breast abscess due to Salmonella enterica serotype paratyphi A. Appropriate sampling, surgery supplemented by a comprehensive microbiological work up aided in pathogen identification and appropriate antibiotic administration for a successful outcome of these patients.

KEYWORDS: Breast absecess, Salmonella species, haematogenous spread, pus, drainage

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