Hong Kong Med J 2010;16:310-2 | Number 4, August 2010
Clostridium perfringens liver abscess with massive haemolysis
H Ng, SM Lam, HP Shum, WW Yan
Department of Medicine, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
Liver abscesses are commonly caused by Enterobacteriaceae and anaerobes. This report is of a patient with liver abscess with massive haemolysis and multiorgan failure caused by Clostridium perfringens. Despite the reportedly high mortality rate and poor prognostic factors, the patient eventually recovered with prompt treatment.
Key words: Anemia, hemolytic; Clostridium infections; Clostridium perfringens; Liver abscess; Treatment outcome
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