Splenic Abscess in a Case of Enteric Fever

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P. Benish Pius
P. Anandan
S. Jhananey
Devang J. Barad


In cases of enteric fever recorded in poor nations, splenic abscess is thought to be a relatively uncommon consequence. Splenic abscesses are typically diagnosed as a single lesion rather than a cluster of smaller abscesses, and if untreated, they can be fatal. In clinical practise, a splenectomy may be necessary when several splenic abscesses or thick pus with septations are present. In this instance, we describe a rare incidence of enteric fever in a young, immunocompetent male patient who presented with several splenic abscesses. Antibiotics and the percutaneous pigtail catheter drainage of pus from the biggest cavity in the spleen were effective treatments for him.

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P. Benish Pius, P. Anandan, S. Jhananey, & Devang J. Barad. (2023). Splenic Abscess in a Case of Enteric Fever. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 11(1), 775–778. Retrieved from https://www.jclmm.com/index.php/journal/article/view/418


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