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Liver abscess following blunt trauma: a case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8052889     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of Haemophilus paraphrophilus causing primary liver abscesses after blunt nonpenetrating trauma. A 32-year-old previously healthy white man sustained a back injury 2 months prior to admission with fever, chills, and night sweats. A computed tomography (CT) scan-directed needle aspirate of several hypoechoic hepatic lesions grew H paraphrophilus. Recent blunt trauma to the lower back may have contributed to the localization of this infection to an area of contusion or hematoma within the liver, followed by an episode of bacteremia that seeded the injury.
D O Haight; J F Toney; J N Greene; R L Sandin; A L Vincent
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1994 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-09-06     Completed Date:  1994-09-06     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  811-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa.
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MeSH Terms
Back Injuries*
Back Pain / etiology
Haemophilus Infections* / microbiology
Liver Abscess / etiology*,  microbiology
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications*

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