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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2016, Article ID 3159031, 4 pages
Case Report

First Case of Lung Abscess due to Salmonella enterica Serovar Abony in an Immunocompetent Adult Patient

1Department of Microbiology, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, M. Asias 75, Goudi, 11527 Athens, Greece
2Metropolitan Hospital, Ethnarchou Makariou 9 & El. Venizelou 1, N. Faliro, 18547 Athens, Greece

Received 19 March 2016; Accepted 8 June 2016

Academic Editor: Lawrence Yamuah

Copyright © 2016 Vassiliki Pitiriga et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In healthy individuals, nontyphoidal Salmonella species predominantly cause a self-limited form of gastroenteritis, while they infrequently invade or cause fatal disease. Extraintestinal manifestations of nontyphoidal Salmonella infections are not common and mainly occur among individuals with specific risk factors; among them, focal lung infection is a rare complication caused by nontyphoidal Salmonella strains typically occurring in immunocompromised patients with prior lung disease. We describe the first case of a localized lung abscess formation in an immunocompetent healthy female adult due to Salmonella enterica serovar Abony. The patient underwent lobectomy and was discharged after full clinical recovery. This case report highlights nontyphoidal Salmonellae infections as a potential causative agent of pleuropulmonary infections even in immunocompetent healthy adults.