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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41-43  

Emphysematous osteomyelitis caused by Salmonella typhi in beta thalassemia major

PN Doctor1, M Verma2, A Varaiya3, RH Merchant1 
1 Department of Paediatrics, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, Vile Parle West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Radiology, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, Vile Parle West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Microbiology, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, Vile Parle West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. P N Doctor
Department of Paediatrics, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, Vile Parle West, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India

There have been various cases of salmonella osteomyelitis reported in sickle cell anemia. We present a case of emphysematous osteomyelitis caused by Salmonella typhi in a 29-year-old beta thalassemia major patient. Diagnosis of emphysematous osteomyelitis was confirmed by computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, and culture of pus drained during surgical debridement confirmed the causative microorganism, Salmonella typhi. Antimicrobials were given according to microbiological sensitivity for a period of 8 weeks. Our patient also received hyperbaric oxygen therapy. At the end of therapy, he was afebrile and laboratory parameters normalized with a residual joint deformity which developed within 3 months.


How to cite this article:
Doctor P N, Verma M, Varaiya A, Merchant R H. Emphysematous osteomyelitis caused by Salmonella typhi in beta thalassemia major.J Postgrad Med 2019;65:41-43


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Doctor P N, Verma M, Varaiya A, Merchant R H. Emphysematous osteomyelitis caused by Salmonella typhi in beta thalassemia major. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 19 ];65:41-43
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