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APMIS. 1993 Dec;101(12):904-6.

Fusobacterium necrophorum septicemia complicated by liver abscess. A case report.

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Department of Clinical Microbiology, Aalborg Hospital, Denmark.


A previously healthy 27-year-old man developed Fusobacterium necrophorum septicemia complicated by a solitary liver abscess. This is an unusual course of necrobacillosis, in addition to Fusobacterium necrophorum being a rare cause of anaerobic liver abscesses. The patient was treated with percutaneous drainage and a prolonged course of ampicillin and metronidazole therapy. He had a successful recovery.

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