Spontaneous spleen rupture during typhoid fever

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Typhoid fever currently is an uncommon disease in western countries, and cases usually are imported from endemic areas.1 The most common complications are intestinal bleeding or perforation and necrotizing cholecystitis, although hepatitis, myocarditis, nephritis, and meningitis may occur. Spontaneous spleen rupture during typhoid fever is a known but rare complication. This report describes a new case and reviews the literature.




Julià, J., Canet, J. J., Lacasa, X. M., González, G., & Garau, J. (2000). Spontaneous spleen rupture during typhoid fever. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 4(2), 108–109. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1201-9712(00)90104-8

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