Multiple Salmonella enteritidis leg abscesses in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus

Arie Shamiss, Michael Thaler, Naomi Nussinovitch, Rika Zissin, Talma Rosenthal

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Abstract

We describe a 19 year old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus on corticosteroid therapy, who developed bilateral, multiple, gas-forming Salmonella enteritidis leg abscesses and osteomyelitis mimicking deep vein thrombosis. The infection was treated successfully by a combination of surgical drainage and intravenous ceftriaxone, followed by prolonged oral pefloxacin. This rare case of gas-producing S. enteriditis emphasizes the difficulty in diagnosing such complications in active systemic lupus erythematosus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)486-488
Number of pages3
JournalPostgraduate Medical Journal
Volume66
Issue number776
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990

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