Non-typhoidal Salmonella Osteomyelitis of the Femoral Neck in an Immunocompetent ChildYin-Hsiang Kung1, Jiun-Lung Liang2 and Kuang-Che Kuo1*
- Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Kuang-Che Kuo
Division of Pediatric Infectious diseases, Department of Pediatrics
Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine
No.123, Dapi Rd., Niaosong Dist., Kaohsiung City 833, Taiwan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: March 17, 2017; Accepted Date: April 28, 2017; Published Date: April 30, 2017
Citation: Kung YH, Liang JL, Kuo KC (2017) Non-typhoidal Salmonella Osteomyelitis of the Femoral Neck in an Immunocompetent Child. J Arthritis 6:241. doi:10.4172/2167-7921.1000241
Copyright: © 2017 Kung YH, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
We report a case of Salmonella osteomyelitis of the femoral neck in a healthy child. Such an occurrence in an immunocompetent child is extremely rare and has not yet been reported in the English literature. Salmonella should be considered among the causative agents in acute osteomyelitis. Prompt antibiotic treatment is pivotal for preventing complications and decreasing the disease burden.