Repeated USMLE Questions Step 1 (78)


A 13-year-old boy with a history of sickle cell disease complains of severe pain in his right leg. History, physical examination and radiology reveal diagnosis of osteomyelitis.

What is the causative organism most likely responsible for this infection?

A-Listeria monocytogenes

B-Pseudomonas aeruginosa

C-Salmonella enteritidis

D-Serratia marcescens

E-Streptococcus viridans


Salmonella enteritidis is the most likely causative organism in cases of osteomyelitis complicating sickle cell disease.

The correct answer is C

By | 2016-11-06T21:58:49+00:00 November 6th, 2016|USMLE Step 1|2 Comments

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  1. aroop kundu November 7, 2016 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Thank you

    • Dr. Ray Makar November 13, 2016 at 10:59 pm - Reply

      You are very welcome. Thank you for reading my questions.

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