Tubo-ovarian abscess infected by Salmonella typhi.

Sharma, Paban, Bhuju, Abhusani ORCID: 0000-0003-3511-2654, Tuladhar, Ruhee, Parry, Christopher M ORCID: 0000-0001-7563-7282 and Basnyat, Buddha
(2017) Tubo-ovarian abscess infected by Salmonella typhi. BMJ case reports, 2017. bcr-2017-221213 - ?.

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We report a case of a tubo-ovarian abscess infected with Salmonella enterica serotype typhi A 19-year-old Nepalese woman presented to a hospital in Kathmandu with lower abdominal pain, constipation, fever and a non-healing, suppurative surgical wound from an emergency caesarian section performed 2 months previously at 37 weeks of pregnancy. She also had an exploratory laparotomy for an appendix perforation with peritonitis at 25 weeks of gestation. Her wound infection did not respond to cloxacillin and she had an exploratory laparotomy, and a tubo-ovarian abscess was found from which S. typhi was isolated. She had a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and responded to 14 days of chloramphenicol. A tubo-ovarian abscess is a rare complication of enteric fever.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humans, Salmonella typhi, Typhoid Fever, Abdominal Abscess, Surgical Wound Infection, Fallopian Tube Diseases, Ovarian Diseases, Oophoritis, Chloramphenicol, Anti-Bacterial Agents, Ultrasonography, Treatment Outcome, Laparotomy, Cesarean Section, Nepal, Female, Young Adult, Salpingo-oophorectomy
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2019 13:29
Last Modified: 26 May 2022 11:15
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2017-221213
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3036028