Salmonella Typhi Septicaemia with Rhabdomyolysis and Hepatitis OD03-OD05
Dr. Pratibha Bhat,
Assistant Professor, Departmant of Microbiology, KS Hegde Medical Academy, Deralakatte-575018, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India.
Typhoid fever is an important health concern across the globe. It is caused by the gram negative bacilli, Salmonella Typhi. The clinical manifestations range from a febrile systemic disease to varied spectrum of serious complications like intestinal perforation, circulatory collapse, meningitis and arthritis. Here, the present authors report one such rare complication; a case of rhabdomyolysis due to Salmonella Typhi. The patient came with chief complaints of fever, loose stools, weakness of limbs and inability to walk. As the case had an unusual presentation of gross motor dysfunction, it was challenging to clinically suspect the condition but laboratory investigations pointed towards the diagnosis of typhoid fever.