LEON ROSOVE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
This is a report of a case occurring in a physician of chronic subphrenic abscess due to the organism Salmonella oranienburg. The case is of interest not only because no similar report has been found in the literature but also because of the chronicity of the lesion and the difficulty in establishing the diagnosis. The correct diagnosis was not made until an exploratory laparotomy was performed one year after the onset of symptoms.
S. oranienburg was first isolated by Kauffmann1 in 1930, from the stool of a healthy boy living in an institution in Oranienburg, Germany. The salmonella are gram-negative,
ROSOVE L. CHRONIC SUBPHRENIC ABSCESS DUE TO SALMONELLA ORANIENBURG INFECTION: CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE1. Ann Intern Med. ;46:169–179. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-1-169
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(1):169-179.
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