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January 1990

Salmonella Neck Abscess

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Union Memorial Hospital (Dr A. H. Shikani); Department of Clinical Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (Dr L. T. Shikani); and the Division of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, Homewood Hospital Center Inc (Dr Briscoe), Baltimore, Md. Dr A. H. Shikani in now with The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Md.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1990;116(1):88-91. doi:10.1001/archotol.1990.01870010092025

Salmonella species represent uncommon causative agents in focal infections of the head and neck. The case of a 24-year-old diabetic man with a neck abscess caused by Salmonella enteritidis is presented, and the relevant literature is reviewed. Salmonella should be included in the differential diagnosis of head and neck abscesses.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1990;116:88-91)