Amebic liver abscesses among neonates can mimic bacterial sepsis.

  title={Amebic liver abscesses among neonates can mimic bacterial sepsis.},
  author={Zafar Nazir and Saqib Hamid Qazi},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  volume={24 5},
Amebic liver abscesses are unusual among neonates. Three (3.6%) of 83 children who presented to a university hospital with amebic liver abscesses in a 17-year period were neonates (<28 days of age). Patients presented with nonspecific clinical and laboratory findings mimicking fulminant neonatal sepsis. Diagnosis was delayed and was based on the presence of a hypoechoic lesion in the liver, antibodies against Entamoeba histolytica and microbiologic examination of pus. In addition to parenteral… CONTINUE READING