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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015, 3(2), 32-33
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-2-3
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Cutaneous Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis, Pleural Effusion and Splenic Abscess as Unusual Presentation of Typhoid Fever

Imed Ben Ghorbel1, , Nabil BelFeki1 and Mohamed Habib Houman1

1Department of Internal Medicine, La Rabta Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia

Pub. Date: January 21, 2015

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Imed Ben Ghorbel, Nabil BelFeki and Mohamed Habib Houman. Cutaneous Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis, Pleural Effusion and Splenic Abscess as Unusual Presentation of Typhoid Fever. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015; 3(2):32-33. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-2-3


We report a case of typhoid fever with an unusual presentation: prolonged fever with cutaneous vasculitis, pleural effusion and splenic abscess. The diagnosis was made upon Widal serology, and after ruling out other causes of leukocytoclastic vasculitis. The outcome was favourable with antibiotics alone and without surgery.This is the second case of cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis associated with typhoid fever in adults.

typhoid fever cutaneous vasculitis pleural effusion splenic abscess

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