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Infarction of Spleen as a Rare Complication of Drug-resistant Enteric Fever in a Child: A Case Report

Deepak Kumar, Vikas Kumar, Krishnan Rajeshwari

Keywords : Complications, Enteric fever, Splenic abscess, Splenic infarct, Typhoid

Citation Information : Kumar D, Kumar V, Rajeshwari K. Infarction of Spleen as a Rare Complication of Drug-resistant Enteric Fever in a Child: A Case Report. Pediatr Inf Dis 2023; 5 (1):30-32.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10081-1388

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 15-04-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Splenic infarct is an extremely rare complication of enteric fever in children. It could be misdiagnosed as a splenic abscess where computed tomography (CT) has to be used over ultrasonography to confirm the diagnosis. We reported a young girl who was presented with fever and abdominal pain whose diagnosis of enteric fever was made by Widal and blood culture. She had pain over the upper left abdomen; ultrasonography revealed a splenic abscess; however, the clinical course of the patient doubted the diagnosis for which CT was done, which confirmed the lesion as splenic infarct.

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