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Intern Med. 2003 Oct;42(10):1047-9.

Liver abscess and Aeromonas bacteremia with septic pulmonary embolism.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Tokyo-to Saiseikai Central Hospital, Tokyo.


A 68-year-old healthy man was admitted because of liver abscess and aeromonas bacteremia accompanied by pulmonary embolism. Aeromonas sobria was isolated from blood. Coagulation parameters were normal and a lower limb venogram showed no evidence of thrombosis. Septic embolism originating from the liver abscess was considered as the possible cause of pulmonary embolism. The patient was successfully treated with antibiotics.

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