Jeffrey P. Indrisano, MD; Gary L. Simon, MD, PhD
To The Editor: We recently treated a patient seropositive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) who had an unusual manifestation of recurrent salmonella infection. The patient was initially hospitalized with Salmonella enteritidis gastroenteritis and bacteremia, for which he was treated with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. All of the signs and symptoms of infection resolved. Two months later, the patient was hospitalized again; he had fever, fatigue, and a nonproductive cough. A 5 X 3-cm firm, nontender subcutaneous nodule inferior to the right zygomatic arch was noted on physical examination. The overlying skin was normal, whereas examination of the buccal mucosa showed only a blue
Indrisano JP, Simon GL. Facial Salmonella Abscess. Ann Intern Med. ;110:171. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-110-2-171_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;110(2):171.
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