Clostridial liver abscess following blunt abdominal trauma: case report and review of the literature.


An 11-y-old boy developed a liver abscess 3 weeks following blunt abdominal trauma. Abscess culture yielded pure growth of Clostridium novyi type B, not previously reported as a cause of human infection. The patient was managed successfully with antibiotic therapy and continuous percutaneous drainage. Clostridial liver abscess following blunt abdominal… (More)


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