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Journal of Tropical Medicine
Volume 2009, Article ID 456810, 3 pages
Case Report

Simple Liver Cyst as a Focus of Salmonella paratyphi Abscess: A Case Report

Department of Gastroenterology, Ealing Hospital NHS Trust, London UB1 3HW, UK

Received 15 July 2009; Accepted 3 November 2009

Academic Editor: Pedro L. Alonso

Copyright © 2009 A. Sangwaiya 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.


Salmonellosis, endemic in various part of the world, is considered a differential diagnosis in a tropical traveller. Although it usually presents as gastroenteritis, its various clinical syndromes may vary from mild gastroenteritis to severe septicaemia including abscess formation, the later two being the most common cause of morbidity and mortality. Here we present a patient who returned to the UK after an overseas trip and was diagnosed with a pyogenic liver abscess with Salmonella paratyphi at a site of a pre-existing simple liver cyst.