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Splenic infarction and spontaneous rupture in a patient with paratyphoid

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DP Wickramasinghe ,

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, LK
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DN Samarasekara

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, LK
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Abstract

Paratyphoid is caused by Salmonella enterica serotype paratyphi A, B or C. There are only subtle clinical differences between the typhoid and paratyphoid but there is no difference between the response to therapy or frequency of complications [1]. Splenic infarction is an identified complication of typhoid and paratyphoid [2, 3]. However, there are only a few reports of spontaneous splenic rupture due to typhoid but hardly any due to paratyphoid [4, 5]. We describe a patient with paratyphoid A, who developed splenic infarction and subsequent rupture.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v57i3.4709

Ceylon Medical Journal 2012; 57: 130-131

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v57i3.4709
How to Cite: Wickramasinghe, D. and Samarasekara, D., 2012. Splenic infarction and spontaneous rupture in a patient with paratyphoid. Ceylon Medical Journal, 57(3), pp.130–131. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v57i3.4709
Published on 28 Sep 2012.
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