Salmonella Typhi Leg Abscess in a Patient with Myelodysplastic Syndrome

  • Joti Tabula Resident-in-training, Department of Medicine, University of the Philippines - Philippine General Hospital, Manila, Philippines


We describe a 59-year-old Filipino male patient with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) who developed a Salmonella typhi leg abscess, presenting with a two-week history of right leg swelling and fever. The infection was treated successfully with a combination of surgical drainage and a three-week course of intravenous antibiotics. MDS predisposes patients to severe Salmonella infections ranging from infected subdural empyema to aortitis, empyema thoracis and splenic abscesses. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of S. typhi soft tissue abscess in MDS. Salmonella infections should be considered in the differential diagnosis of soft tissue abscesses, especially among immunocompromised patients such as patients with MDS.


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How to Cite
Tabula, J. (2015). Salmonella Typhi Leg Abscess in a Patient with Myelodysplastic Syndrome. Res Medica, 23(1), 58-62.
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