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Volume 39, Number 6, December 2006

Hand abscess, phlebitis, and bacteremia due to Salmonella enterica serotype Augustenborg


Wei-Jen Lin, Chih-Chien Wang, Shin-Nan Cheng, Wen-Tsung Lo, Chih-Hsing Hung
Department of Pediatrics, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei; and Department of Pediatrics, Kaohsiung Medical University, Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Received: August 18, 2005    Revised: January 6, 2006    Accepted: March 17, 2006   

 

Corresponding author:

Chih-Hsing Hung, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Kaohsiung Medical University, Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital, 100, Tz-You 1st Road, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan. E-mail: pedhung@kmu.edu.tw This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

 



 

Methods:

Soft tissue and superficial venous infections are uncommon extraintestinal manifestations of non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) infections. In contrast to affected adults, who usually show immunological impairment, the majority of children with extraintestinal NTS infections have no predisposing risk factors. Here, we report a previously healthy infant who developed hand abscess, phlebitis, bacteremia, and impending disseminated intravascular coagulation. Blood and abscess cultures showed Salmonella enterica serotype Augustenborg. This organism is an uncommon isolate in humans that can be highly pathogenic and induce rare manifestations of infection as in the present case.

 



 

Key words:

Abscess, bacteremia, phlebitis, Salmonella enterica



 



 

J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2006;39:519-522.