[Multiple liver abscesses caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum infection]

Ugeskr Laeger. 1994 Nov 7;156(45):6706-7.
[Article in Danish]


A case of multiple liver abscesses caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum infection is presented. In cases with fever of unknown origin and biochemical signs of derangement of hepatic function, it is recommended that an abdominal scan is performed. Before initiating antibiotic treatment relevant specimens should be collected. Finally we describe how the use of resin-containing blood culture medium enhance the possibility of bacterial detection in patients receiving antibiotics.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Fever of Unknown Origin / diagnosis
  • Fever of Unknown Origin / drug therapy
  • Fever of Unknown Origin / microbiology
  • Fusobacterium Infections* / diagnosis
  • Fusobacterium Infections* / drug therapy
  • Fusobacterium necrophorum* / isolation & purification
  • Humans
  • Liver Abscess / diagnosis
  • Liver Abscess / drug therapy
  • Liver Abscess / microbiology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed