Cutaneous infection caused by Salmonella typhi

A. V. Marzano, M. Mercogliano, A. Borghi, M. Facchetti, R. Caputo

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575-577
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003

Keywords

  • Cutaneous infection
  • Salmonella
  • Salmonella typhi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases

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