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Korean J Gastroenterol. 2013 Feb;61(2):103-106. Korean. Case Reports. https://doi.org/10.4166/kjg.2013.61.2.103
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. hskim@hallym.or.kr
Abstract

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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