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Intern Med. 2013;52(1):141-5. Epub 2013 Jan 1.

Emphysematous liver abscesses complicated by septic pulmonary emboli in patients with diabetes: two cases.

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Emergency Unit and Critical Care Center, Tsuyama Central Hospital, Japan. e_dai_for_all@hotmail.com

Abstract

An emphysematous liver abscess is a fatal condition that often occurs in patients with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus. I herein describe two cases of Klebsiella pneumoniae-induced emphysematous liver abscesses complicated by septic pulmonary emboli in patients with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus. Both patients showed hemoglobin A1c levels of more than 10% and did not present with any abdominal symptoms on admission. However, they were diagnosed and successfully treated with percutaneous transhepatic abscess drainage and antibiotics. This fatal disease should be taken into consideration in patients with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus who suffer from prolonged fevers and uncharacteristic general malaise.

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