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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2017, Article ID 5030961, 5 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/5030961
Case Report

Extraintestinal Salmonellosis in the Immunocompromised: An Unusual Case of Pyomyositis

1Department of Medicine, National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074
2Department of Diagnostic Imaging, National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074
3Division of Infectious Diseases, National University Hospital, Singapore

Correspondence should be addressed to Veeraraghavan Meyyur Aravamudan; gs.ude.shun@nadumavara_ruyyem_areev

Received 12 June 2017; Accepted 23 August 2017; Published 11 September 2017

Academic Editor: Ting Fan Leung

Copyright © 2017 Veeraraghavan Meyyur Aravamudan 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.

Abstract

Salmonella infection can cause a wide range of presentations, predominantly gastrointestinal but occasionally with cardiovascular or other extraintestinal manifestations. The diagnosis of extraintestinal salmonellosis requires a high degree of clinical suspicion and should be considered in patients with deep-seated abscesses especially if they are immunocompromised. We present a case of salmonella causing gastroenteritis complicated by an intramuscular abscess of the left leg. With prompt recognition and multidisciplinary management, the patient recovered with no serious sequela.