Salmonella Osteomyelitis in Two Immunocompetent Children

Jelle Nederstigt, Navin N. Ramrattan, Lindy J.F. Janssen


Intraosseous infection of Salmonella species typically occurs in long bones in children with hemoglobinopathies, like sickle cell anemia. Osteomyelitis of the pelvis or vertebral body in healthy children is extremely rare. This is especially so when occurring in the same period in the same geographical area. Antibiotic treatment alone can be effective; however, in case of a persistent ongoing infection or foreign body in situ, surgical drainage should be considered. We present two cases of young adolescents, both 15 years old, presenting with Salmonella infection causing osteomyelitis and late hardware infection in Curacao.

Int J Clin Pediatr. 2022;11(2):60-65


Osteomyelitis; Salmonella species; Infection of internal fixation devices; Immunocompetent; Child

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