Salmonella typhimurium mediastinal abscess in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus

F. Joshua*, J. Riordan, A. Sturgess

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Abstract

We describe a case of a Salmonella typhimurium mediastinal abscess in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Patients with SLE are predisposed to nontyphoidal salmonella infection with a high incidence of bacteraemia and abscess formation. Our case is the first report of a mediastinal abscess from Salmonella typhimurium in an SLE patient and highlights the need for thorough assessment and treatment of SLE patients who have this organism identified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)710-713
Number of pages4
JournalLupus
Volume12
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Abscess
  • Infection
  • Mediastinal
  • Salmonella typhimurium
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

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