Epididymo-orchitis and testicular abscess caused by Salmonella enteritidis in immunocompromised patients in Kuwait

Khalid Al-Obeid, Nawaf N. Al Khalifan, Wafaa Jamal, Elijah O. Kehinde, Vincent O. Rotimi

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Abstract

Objective: To report relatively uncommon presentations of epididymo-orchitis and testicular abscess caused by Salmonella spp. in 2 immunocompromised patients. Clinical Presentation and Intervention: A 56-year-old man, a known case of systemic lupus erythematosus on azathioprine and prednisolone therapy, developed urinary tract infection followed by bacteremia and epididymo-orchitis. Both urine and blood cultures yielded Salmonella enteritidisstrains, which were demonstrated by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis typing method to be genotypically identical. The second patient, a 55-year-old diabetic (type II), presented with a testicular abscess from which a pure culture of S. enteritidis was obtained. Both were treated with intravenous piperacillin and amikacin followed by oral ciprofloxacin, responded well to the therapeutic regimen and were discharged home well. Their follow-ups were uneventful. Conclusion: This report shows that it is important to consider Salmonella infection in the differential diagnosis of inflamed and tender testis in immunocompromised patients and to include blood, urine and stool cultures in all cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-308
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Principles and Practice
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Orchitis
Kuwait
Salmonella enteritidis
Immunocompromised Host
Salmonella
Abscess
Urine
Piperacillin
Amikacin
Salmonella Infections
Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis
Azathioprine
Ciprofloxacin
Bacteremia
Prednisolone
Urinary Tract Infections
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Testis
Differential Diagnosis
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Epididymo-orchitis
  • Immunocompromised patient
  • Kuwait
  • Salmonella spp.
  • Testicular abscess

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  • Medicine(all)

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Epididymo-orchitis and testicular abscess caused by Salmonella enteritidis in immunocompromised patients in Kuwait. / Al-Obeid, Khalid; Al Khalifan, Nawaf N.; Jamal, Wafaa; Kehinde, Elijah O.; Rotimi, Vincent O.

In: Medical Principles and Practice, Vol. 15, No. 4, 06.2006, p. 305-308.

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Al-Obeid, Khalid ; Al Khalifan, Nawaf N. ; Jamal, Wafaa ; Kehinde, Elijah O. ; Rotimi, Vincent O. / Epididymo-orchitis and testicular abscess caused by Salmonella enteritidis in immunocompromised patients in Kuwait. In: Medical Principles and Practice. 2006 ; Vol. 15, No. 4. pp. 305-308.
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