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Liver Abscesses in a Neonate

Ilma Khan, Chhavi Nanda, Tarannum Fatima, Shrish Bhatnagar

Keywords : Liver Abscess, sepsis, umbilical vein catheterization

Citation Information : Khan I, Nanda C, Fatima T, Bhatnagar S. Liver Abscesses in a Neonate. Ann Pediatr Gastroenterol Hepatol 2020; 2 (2):30-32.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11009-0056

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 06-07-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Liver abscess is rare in newborns and fewer than 100 cases have been reported in the literature. In general, they are common in preterm infants with certain risk factors like umbilical vein catheterization, immunodeficiency, sepsis and so on. A possibility of hepatic abscess needs to be considered in a neonate presenting with sepsis and tender hepatomegaly. Majority of liver abscesses respond to intravenous antibiotics and does not need needle aspiration or surgical exploration. Here we report a case of the multiple liver abscess in a term baby secondary to sepsis.

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