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Revista Virtual de la Sociedad Paraguaya de Medicina Interna

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Abstract

SIERRA SALDIVAR, Amanda et al. Klebsiella pneumoniae hepatic abcess. Rev. Virtual Soc. Parag. Med. Int. [online]. 2015, vol.2, n.2, pp.70-74. ISSN 2312-3893.  https://doi.org/10.18004/rvspmi/2312-3893/2015.02(02)70-074.

This is the case of a diabetic man with prolonged fever, ictericia and hepatosplenomegaly. Ultrasonography confirms hepatic and splenic abscesses. Patient was successfully treated with antibiotics and percutaneous drainage of the hepatic abcess. Klebsiella pneumoniae was isolated from blood and liquid drained from liver.

Keywords : hepatic abscess; splenic abscess; Klebsiella pneumoniae; diabetes mellitus.

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