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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 104-107

Community-acquired primary liver abscess due to klebsiella pneumoniae in a type 2 diabetic patient

Department of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria

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Fatima Bello
Department of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria
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Source of Support: The writing of this case report was personally funded, Conflict of Interest: There is no confl ict of interest in the writing of this case report

DOI: 10.4103/2384-5147.136824

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DOI: 10.4103/2384-5147.136824

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Klebsiella pneumonia (KPLA) liver abscess is a cause of morbidity and mortality in especially diabetic patients. Early case reports have been from the Southeast Asia, also been found in other parts of the world. Diagnosis is usually by culture of hepatic aspirate and/or blood culture and treatment by drainage of abscess and administration of appropriate antibiotics. This is a case of KPLA in a 52-year old man treated and responded to antibiotics. KPLA is an entity that should be sought for especially in poorly controlled diabetic patients when they present with clinical features of liver abscess. Blood culture must always be done especially when aspiration or drainage proves difficult. Use of appropriate antibiotics alone may be successful in treating them if surgical drainage is unsuccessful.

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