Salmonella osteomyelitis is common among children with sickle cell disease. Most commonly, it occurs in the long bones of extremities and causes significant morbidity in this population. Salmonella osteomyelitis in healthy children is rare. Though in the developing nations, S. typhi and non-typhoidal Salmonella infections are common; osteomyelitis related to these organisms in healthy children is uncommon. Small bones are rarely affected by Salmonella species. We present a healthy child with osteomyelitis of his tarsal bones, caused by non-typhoidal Salmonella species.
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