A Case of Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhi Tubo Ovarian Abscess

  • Esther Mary SelvamEmail author
  • T. A. Sridevi
  • Maya Menon
  • V. Rajalakshmi
  • R. Lakshmi Priya
Case Report


Ovarian abscess due to Salmonella is rare. Very few cases have been reported in the literature. Most cases are due to non-typhoidal Salmonellae. We report a case of Right ovarian abscess due to Salmonella typhi and discuss the need for completing 2 weeks’ treatment for enteric fever to avoid development of abscesses at distant sites.

Case History

Healthy unmarried 29-year-old female presented with complaints of non-cyclical dull aching pain on and off for 6 months in supra pubic region and Right iliac fossa. Pain was not associated with fever, vomiting, loss of weight, or appetite. There were no complaints related to urinary tract. Her periods were regular with normal menstrual flow. There was no significant past history except history of high grade fever lasting 15 days 1 year back for which she was given injections and tablets for a week.

On examination, patient was conscious and afebrile. There was no pallor, icterus, pedal edema. Vital signs were stable. Systemic...


Nalidixic Acid Enteric Fever Dermoid Cyst Cystic Teratoma Carrier Screening 
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Compliance with ethical requirements and Conflict of interest

The authors Esther Mary Selvam, Sridevi TA, Maya Menon, Rajalakshmi, Lakshmi Priya, and Sandhiya declare that they have no conflict of interest. No identifying information of the patient is included in the article. No animal studies were done.


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© Federation of Obstetric & Gynecological Societies of India 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Esther Mary Selvam
    • 1
    Email author
  • T. A. Sridevi
    • 2
  • Maya Menon
    • 2
  • V. Rajalakshmi
    • 3
  • R. Lakshmi Priya
    • 4
  1. 1.ESIPGIMSR/Medical College and Model HospitalChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics & GynaecologyESIPGIMSR/Medical College and Model HospitalChennaiIndia
  3. 3.Department of PathologyESIPGIMSR/Medical College and Model HospitalChennaiIndia
  4. 4.Department of MicrobiologyESIPGIMSR/Medical College and Model HospitalChennaiIndia

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