• Users Online: 205
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 49-51

Haemophilus parainfluenzae as a rare cause of pyogenic liver abscess: A case report and literature review


Department of Medicine, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

Correspondence Address:
Fahmi Yousef Khan
Department of Medicine, Hamad General Hospital, P. O. Box 3050, Doha
Qatar
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/LJMS.LJMS_18_17

Rights and Permissions

We report a case of Haemophilus parainfluenzae pyogenic liver abscess in a 53-year-old Filipino female who was admitted with a 3-day history of abdominal pain and fever. Clinical examination showed tenderness in right hypochondrium, and the liver edge was just palpable. Abdominal ultrasound revealed heterogeneous lesion in the left liver lobe, consistent with liver abscess, which was aspirated and the patient received ceftriaxone and metronidazole empirically. Two days after admission, pus culture grew profuse growth of H. parainfluenzae which was sensitive to ampicillin and ceftriaxone, accordingly metronidazole was stopped and ceftriaxone was continued 2 g daily intravenously. The drain was removed on 14th hospital day. Patient made a good recovery and was discharged home on oral cefuroxime for 2 weeks more.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed1763    
    Printed126    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded141    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal