Fusobacterium necrophorum septicemia complicated by liver abscess. A case report

APMIS. 1993 Dec;101(12):904-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1699-0463.1993.tb00199.x.

Abstract

A previously healthy 27-year-old man developed Fusobacterium necrophorum septicemia complicated by a solitary liver abscess. This is an unusual course of necrobacillosis, in addition to Fusobacterium necrophorum being a rare cause of anaerobic liver abscesses. The patient was treated with percutaneous drainage and a prolonged course of ampicillin and metronidazole therapy. He had a successful recovery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Ampicillin / therapeutic use
  • Bacteremia / complications*
  • Bacteremia / diagnosis
  • Bacteremia / drug therapy
  • Drainage
  • Drug Therapy, Combination / therapeutic use
  • Fusobacterium Infections / complications*
  • Fusobacterium Infections / diagnosis
  • Fusobacterium Infections / drug therapy
  • Fusobacterium necrophorum*
  • Humans
  • Liver Abscess / complications*
  • Liver Abscess / diagnosis
  • Liver Abscess / therapy
  • Male
  • Metronidazole / therapeutic use

Substances

  • Metronidazole
  • Ampicillin