A Rare Case of Primary Anterior Chest Wall Abscess due to Salmonella Typhi in an Immunocompetent Male

Varsha Gupta, Lipika Singhal, Shiwani Sharma, Swati Sharma, Ashwani Dalal, Jagdish Chander


A case of suspicious anterior chest wall mass due to Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi in a middle aged, non- diabetic male is being described. The infection was successfully treated with timely institution of antibiotic treatment. This case highlights the fact that a focal Salmonella infection involving the anterior
chest wall should be considered as a differential diagnosis and not treated as tuberculosis empirically. Submission of specimens for microbiological analysis should be performed for an accurate diagnosis and management.


Salmonella Typhi, Chest abscess, Focal infection, Immunocompetent host

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