SALMONELLA SPINAL EPIDURAL ABSCESS IN A TODDLER PRESENTING WITH PROLONGED FEVER

SPINAL EPIDURAL ABSCESS IN A TODDLER

Authors

  • Nopporn Apiwattanakul Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
  • Ploy Pattanakitsakul Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital
  • Sulak Itsaradisaikul Department of Pediatrics, Uttaradit Hospital, Uttaradit Province
  • Sophida Boonsathorn Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital

Keywords:

Salmonella enterica subsp houtenae, cefotaxime, immunocompetent, Pediatrics, spinal epidural abscess

Abstract

The incidence of spinal epidural abscess in pediatric population is rare. The diagnosis is difficult because localizing signs may not be present at initial presentation. In this report, we describe the first case of epidural abscess caused by Salmonella enterica subsp. houtenae . The organism was identified by 16s rRNA sequencing method. The patient was successfully treated with multilevel laminotomy with draining abscess and 6-week course of intravenous cefotaxime.

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Published

2021-10-02