Multiple pyogenic liver abscesses caused by Eggerthella lenta treated with ertapenem: A case report

Richard M. Elias, Shiao Yen Khoo, Jakrapun Pupaibool, Ju Hsien Nienaber, Nathan W Cummins

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Abstract

Anaerobic gram-positive bacilli can occasionally be implicated in infections but are difficult to identify in culture by conventional biochemical methods. We report a case of liver abscesses caused by Eggerthella lenta, identified via 16S rRNA sequencing in a previously healthy patient, successfully treated with percutaneous drainage and ertapenem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number718130
JournalCase Reports in Medicine
Volume2012
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StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Pyogenic Liver Abscess
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Multiple pyogenic liver abscesses caused by Eggerthella lenta treated with ertapenem : A case report. / Elias, Richard M.; Khoo, Shiao Yen; Pupaibool, Jakrapun; Nienaber, Ju Hsien; Cummins, Nathan W.

In: Case Reports in Medicine, Vol. 2012, 718130, 2012.

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Elias, Richard M. ; Khoo, Shiao Yen ; Pupaibool, Jakrapun ; Nienaber, Ju Hsien ; Cummins, Nathan W. / Multiple pyogenic liver abscesses caused by Eggerthella lenta treated with ertapenem : A case report. In: Case Reports in Medicine. 2012 ; Vol. 2012.
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