Liver abscess of Actinomyces israelii in a hemodialysis patient: Case report and review of the literature

Yuki Uehara, Toshimi Takahashi, Michiko Yagoshi, Kazuo Shimoguchi, Mitsuru Yanai, Kazunari Kumasaka, Ken Kikuchi

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Abstract

We had encountered a 74-year-old woman on hemodialysis therapy suffering from liver abscess of Actinomyces israelii. Percutaneous drainage of the abscess before starting antimicrobial therapy followed by correct microbiological identification and susceptibility test led us to determine long treatment with ampicillin and to a successful outcome. Periodontitis was thought to be a possible entry of actinomyces. Hepatic actinomycosis should be recognized as one of the important infectious diseases among patients of end-stage renal disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2017-2020
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume49
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine

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