Journal article

Acute scrotal ulcers in typhoid Fever: case report and literature review.

Hil Yin Choi, David Nickless, Wennie Tee, En'en Tong, Craig A Aboltins

Tropical Medicine and Health | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In developed countries, typhoid fever is a travel-associated disease that is often overlooked. However, as standard blood and stool culture methods have relatively low sensitivity, diagnosis depends heavily on clinical signs and symptoms and on a high level of suspicion. METHODS: Reported here is the case of an 18-year-old male who presented with fever and acute scrotal ulcers and whose blood cultures were positive for Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi. A review of genital ulcers associated with typhoid fever in the literature is discussed. CONCLUSION: This report suggests that typhoid fever is a differential diagnosis of acute genital ulcers.

University of Melbourne Researchers