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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




Answer:

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

The correct answer is C