Electronic ISSN 2287-0237

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LIVER ABSCESS CAUSED BY KLEBSIELLA PNEUMONIAE: A CASE REPORT

FEBRUARY 2016 - VOL.11 | CASE REPORT

We report a case of a 51-year-old Thai patient with Klebsiella-associated liver abscess evaluated at our institution with acute febrile illness and no other specific clinical symptoms. Presepsin, a novel sepsis biomarker was used to aid in rapid diagnosis of bacterial sepsis. The patient was treated successfully with antibiotics. Percutaneous drainage was not performed due to the size of the abscess.

Keywords:

Klebsiella pneumoniae, liver abscess, hepatic venous thrombophlebitis, presepsin

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Figure A-D:
Figure A: CT coronal section without contrast enhancement reveals localized hypoattenuation near hepatics only. Figure B-C: CT coronal and sagiital sections with contrast enhancement reveals rim contrast enhancement and linear hypoattenuation radiating towards medially on delay phase with is due to hepatic venous thrombophlebitis (see arrows). Figure D: CT coronal section on delay phase 28 days after treatment reveals disappearance of all mass and linear hypoattenuation
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