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Korean J Gastroenterol. 2013 Feb;61(2):103-106. Korean. Case Reports.
Lee SH , Kim HS , Kim SJ , Shin WG , Kim KH , Jang MK , Lee JH , Kim HY .
Digestive Disease Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Clostridial septicemia usually occurrs in patients with immunocompromised diseases such as diabetes and malignancy. Clostridial liver abscess is very rare but highly fatal. We experienced a case of Clostridial septicemia due to liver abscess in a 73-year-old man. He was presented with fever and chills. On admission, abdominal CT scan showed about 35 mm sized hypoattenuated lesion with multiple central air-bubbles. After the diagnosis of liver abscess, the patient underwent prompt empirical antimicrobial therapy and percutaneous drainage. In spite of early therapy, the patient had gone into shock and death.

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