Salmonella enterica enteritidis arthritis following trauma in a child with thalassemia major
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Osteoarticular infections caused by Non-typhi Salmonella are exceptionally encountered. We report a case of a bacteriologically documented knee joint infection due to Salmonella enterica serotype enteritidis, following trauma in a child with thalassemia major. Emergency arthrotomy combined with antimicrobial therapy was helpful in eradication of infection. Physicians should be aware of this rare manifestation of Non-typhi Salmonella infections in thalassemic patients.
Key wordsNon-typhi salmonella Salmonella enteritidis Thalassemia major Knee joint
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