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
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

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