The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 77, Issue 7, pp 807–808 | Cite as

Salmonella enterica enteritidis arthritis following trauma in a child with thalassemia major

  • Bijayini Behera
  • Purva MathurEmail author
  • Kamran Farooque
  • Vijay Sharma
  • Nidhi Bhardwaj
  • Yashwant K. Thakur
Clinical Brief


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 words

Non-typhi salmonella Salmonella enteritidis Thalassemia major Knee joint 


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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bijayini Behera
    • 1
  • Purva Mathur
    • 1
    • 4
    Email author
  • Kamran Farooque
    • 2
  • Vijay Sharma
    • 2
  • Nidhi Bhardwaj
    • 1
  • Yashwant K. Thakur
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Laboratory MedicineJPN, Apex Trauma Centre, All India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of OrthopedicsJPN, Apex Trauma Centre, All India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.National Salmonella Reference CentreKasauli, Himachal PradeshIndia
  4. 4.Department of Laboratory MedicineJPNA, Apex Trauma Centre, All India Institute of Medical SciencesAnsari NagarIndia

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