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Salmonella typhi Liver Abscess Overlying a Metastatic Melanoma

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  • Walter Cantídio University Hospital, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil; Hospital São José of Infectious Diseases, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil; Center for Global Child Health, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil

Pyogenic liver abscesses caused by Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi, although rare, can occur especially in patients with pre-existing hepatobiliary disease, hepatocellular carcinoma, and metastatic liver tumors. We present a case of Salmonella liver abscesses complicating metastatic melanoma in a 24-year-old alcoholic male.

Author Notes

* Address correspondence to Terezinha M. J. S. Leitão, Departamento de Saúde Comunitária, Rua Prof. Costa Mendes, 1608, 5° andar, Rodolfo Teófilo. CEP: 60430-140, Fortaleza, Ceará. E-mail: tsilva@ufc.br

Financial support: The American Committee on Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travellers' Health (ACCTMTH) assisted with publication expenses.

Authors' addresses: Jannaina F. Jorge, Andressa B. V. Costa, Jorge L. N. Rodrigues, Evelyne S. Girão, Roberta S. Luiz, Anastácio Q. Sousa, Sean R. Moore, and Dalgimar B. Menezes, UFC, Saúde Comunitária, Fortaleza, Brazil, E-mails: jannafj@hotmail.com, andressa_brasil@hotmail.com, jorge1207@gmail.com, egirao@uol.com.br, aqsousa@gmail.com, robertaassociados@hotmail.com,mooresea@gmail.com, and dalgimar@biopse.com.br. Terezinha M. J. S. Leitão, Federal University of Ceará, Health Community Department, Rua Prof. Costa Mendes, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, and Hospital São José, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, E-mail: tsilva@ufc.br.

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