We describe an unusual case of a 58-year-old man with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) developing sepsis secondary to a prevertebral neck abscess. Following cross-sectional imaging, the patient underwent surgical drainage. Salmonella sandiego was isolated from urine, blood and pus cultures. Salmonella species neck infections represent a rare cause of focal salmonellosis, though have been reported in the literature. This is the first reported case of S. sandiego causing neck abscess. The case highlights an atypical presentation of salmonellosis, with the surprising finding of a neck abscess on cross-sectional imaging without evidence of co-existing significant discitis or osteomyelitis.
- ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology
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Contributors GL performed data collection and interpretation and was the main contributor to the article draft and revisions. TT was involved in the conception and design of the work, data collection and interpretation and critical revision of the article. HS was involved in data collection and interpretation and critical revision of the article. SK was involved in the conception and design of the work completed and critical revision of the article. All authors have given final approval of the version to be published.
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