Salmonella typhi is a flagellated, gram-negative bacillus belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae responsible for typhoid fever, which is a prolonged bacteraemic, systemic illness with minimal, at least initially, diarrhoea. Localized infection is a not uncommon complication of salmonella septicaemia, particularly occurring in immunocompromised patients. However, salmonella localization to the skin presenting as cutaneous ulceration is regarded as a rare event. We report a unique case of such a presentation as the sole clinical manifestation of infection with S. typhi and highlight the possible salmonella aetiology for unusual cutaneous lesions in individuals coming from endemic areas.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2003|
- Cutaneous infection
- Salmonella typhi
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases