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CASE REPORT
Salmonella paratyphi A infection presenting as breast abscess
  1. Akshay Deshpande1,
  2. Lona Dash2,
  3. Jayashri Sanjay Pandya1 and
  4. Mayuri Zende2
  1. 1 General Surgery, BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai, Mharashtra, India
  2. 2 Microbiology, BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jayashri Sanjay Pandya, smruti63{at}hotmail.com

Abstract

Salmonella in a breast abscess is uncommon, and Salmonella paratyphi A causing breast abscess is a rare entity. It has been reported post immunosuppression. We report here a 35-year-old woman with breast abscess caused by S. paratyphi A without obvious enteric fever-like symptoms. The case was managed with combined surgical and medical approach to treat the aetiology and focal infection.

  • infections
  • breast surgery
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  • AD and LD contributed equally.

  • Contributors ASD (equally contributed as first author): acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data; drafting the work and revising; agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. LD (equally contributed as first author) and JSP (corresponding author): substantial contributions to the conception and design of the work; drafting the work and revising it critically for important intellectual content; agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. MZ: acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data; agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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