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J Korean Med Sci. 2010 Nov;25(11):1669-71. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2010.25.11.1669. Epub 2010 Oct 26.

Liver abscess and empyema due to Lactococcus lactis cremoris.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Lactococcus lactis cremoris infections are very rare in humans. We experienced liver abscess and empyema due to L. lactis cremoris in an immunocompetent adult. A 42-yr-old man was admitted with fever and abdominal pain. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) revealed a liver abscess and chest CT showed loculated pleural effusion consistent with empyema. L. lactis cremoris was isolated from culture of the abscess material and blood. The patient was treated with pus drainage from liver abscess, video-assisted thoracoscopic decortications for empyema, and antibiotics including cefotaxime and levofloxacin. The patient was completely recovered with the treatment. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a L. lactis cremoris infection in Korea.

KEYWORDS:

Empyema; Lactococcus lactis; Liver Abscess

PMID:
21060760
PMCID:
PMC2967008
DOI:
10.3346/jkms.2010.25.11.1669
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