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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 12  |  Page : 886--888

Multiple splenic abscesses in a case of enteric fever: Salvaging spleen through pigtail drainage and antibiotics is a good alternative approach


1 Department of Nephrology, Command Hospital Air Force, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Medicine, Command Hospital Air Force, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Vijoy Kumar Jha
Physician and Nephrologist, Department of Nephrology, Command Hospital Air Force, Bengaluru - 560 007, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_405_18

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Splenic abscess is a rare complication of enteric fever in developing countries. This is seen mostly solitary rather than being multiple and can be fatal if untreated. In general clinical practice, multiple splenic abscesses or thick pus with septations may require splenectomy. Here, we report a rare case of enteric fever with multiple splenic abscesses in a young immunocompetent male who was successfully managed with antibiotics and percutaneous pigtail drainage of pus from the larger cavity.






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