Cutaneous Ulcer infected with Salmonella typhi

Authors

  • Jianning SUN Department of Dermatology and Venereology, The 1st Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, P.R. China
  • qazi syed irfanullah shah Department of Dermatology and Venereology, The 1st Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, P.R. China
  • Farhan Younas Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences (SA-CIRBS) International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Xuefeng Wan Department of Dermatology and Venereology, The 1st Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, P.R. China

Keywords:

Bacterial Infection, Cutaneous infection, Salmonella, Salmonella typhi, Ulcer

Abstract

Chronic 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.

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Published

2021-08-06

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