Brief report| Volume 41, ISSUE 12, e123-e124, December 2013

Salmonella typhi sternal wound infection

      Samonella typhi usually causes gastrointestinal infections. Few reports in the literature described skin and soft tissue infections related to Salmonella species, especially in immunocompetent patients. Our case exhibited sternal abscess growing Salmonella typhi.

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