Infect Chemother.  2007 Feb;39(1):50-53.

One Case of Thoracic Empyema due to Salmonella choleraesuis

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. imfell@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr

Abstract

Salmonella are motile, gram-negative, non-spore-forming members of the family Enterobacteriaceae. Among nontyphoid Salmonella serotypes, Salmonella choleraesuis shows a high predilection to cause systemic infections in humans. Thoracic infection is a rare complication of Salmonella infection. So far, most of reported cases of empyema caused by Salmonella spp. have involved immunocompromised patients. Herein, as we had experienced one case of thoracic empyema due to Salmonella choleraesuis related thymoma, we report it with review of literature.

Keyword

Salmonella choleraesuis; Thymoma; Empyema

MeSH Terms

Empyema
Empyema, Pleural*
Enterobacteriaceae
Humans
Immunocompromised Host
Salmonella Infections
Salmonella*
Thymoma
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