Cutaneous Ulcer infected with Salmonella typhi
Keywords:Bacterial Infection, Cutaneous infection, Salmonella, Salmonella typhi, Ulcer
AbstractChronic skin ulcer can rarely be caused by Salmonella typhi and it is a very uncommon condition to be noticed. 41 years old male patient with a skin ulcer at the xiphoid process was resistant to antibiotics, incision, and drainage was admitted. No diagnosis was made through investigations for 5 months. Local skin tissue culture showed growth of Salmonella typhi, which was sensitive to Ceftriaxone (Rocephin). The ulcer was successfully treated by the usage of Ceftriaxone for 2 weeks. A chronic skin ulcer is expected to be the result of Salmonella typhi as a rare condition. It can occur in an immunocompetent person and diagnosis is only made by local skin tissue culture.