Liver Abscess of Actinomyces israelii in a Hemodialysis Patient: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
Summary of "Liver Abscess of Actinomyces israelii in a Hemodialysis Patient: Case Report and Review of the Literature."
We had encountered a 74-year-old woman on hemodialysis therapy suffering from liver abscess of Actinomyces israelii. Percutaneous drainage of the abscess before starting antimicrobial therapy followed by correct microbiological identification and susceptibility test led us to determine long treatment with ampicillin and to a successful outcome. Periodontitis was thought to be a possible entry of actinomyces. Hepatic actinomycosis should be recognized as one of the important infectious diseases among patients of end-stage renal disease.
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine.
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Name: Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Hemodialysis Units, Hospital
Hospital units in which care is provided the hemodialysis patient. This includes hemodialysis centers in hospitals.
Solitary or multiple collections of PUS within the liver as a result of infection by bacteria, protozoa, or other agents.
A species of ACTINOMYCES found in the oral cavity of man and hamsters. It has been isolated from actinomycotic lesions in swine, cats, and dogs and has been identified as a causative agent of animal diseases.
Liver Abscess, Pyogenic
Single or multiple areas of PUS due to bacterial infection within the hepatic parenchyma. It can be caused by a variety of BACTERIA, local or disseminated from infections elsewhere such as in APPENDICITIS; CHOLECYSTITIS; PERITONITIS; and after LIVER TRANSPLANTATION.
Death resulting from the presence of a disease in an individual, as shown by a single case report or a limited number of patients. This should be differentiated from DEATH, the physiological cessation of life and from MORTALITY, an epidemiological or statistical concept.
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