GEORGE R. MINOR, M.D.; M. LAWRENCE WHITE JR., M.D.
The authors have had the opportunity of observing a case of typhoid empyema with bronchopleural fistula, and a case of Salmonella costal chondritis. They have also had access to the records of one case each, of the following conditions: typhoid costal osteochondritis; pure typhoid empyema; typhoid lung abscess; and Salmonella empyema. We believe that these complications are sufficiently rare to justify reporting in some detail.
Fifty years ago the French clinicians were singularly aware of some of the pulmonary and pleural complications of typhoid fever. In 1884, Sahli1 reported the isolation of the typhoid bacillus
MINOR GR, WHITE ML. SOME UNUSUAL THORACIC COMPLICATIONS OF TYPHOID AND SALMONELLA INFECTIONS1. Ann Intern Med. ;24:27–39. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-24-1-27
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