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Salmonella Osteomyelitis of the Sternoclavicular Joint Mimicking Tuberculosis in an Otherwise Healthy Person

Case report

Annals of Clinical Microbiology (Ann Clin Microbiol) 2006 December Volume 9, Issue 2, pages 146-148.


https://doi.org/10.5145/ACM.2006.09.2.146

Salmonella Osteomyelitis of the Sternoclavicular Joint Mimicking Tuberculosis in an Otherwise Healthy Person

Young Dae Kim1, Sun Min Lee2, Bong Soo Son1, Eun Yup Lee2, and Chulhun L. Chang2
Departments of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery1, and Laboratory Medicine2, School of Medicine, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea

Abstract

Osteomyelitis caused by Salmonella Typhi is rare in an otherwise healthy person. Here, we describe a case of Salmonella osteomyelitis in a sternoclavicular joint mimicking malignancy or tuberculosis, in an immunocompetent patient. Salmonella infection should be included in the differential diagnosis of osteomyelitis, especially in patients with a previous history of diarrhea. (Korean J Clin Microbiol 2006;9(2):146-148)

Keywords

Salmonella, Osteomyelitis, Sternoclavicular joint