Pasteurella multocida liver abscess.


A previously healthy 61-year-old woman was seen with an abnormal chest roentgenogram and a 3-week history of fever, chills, malaise, and right upper quadrant pain. Blood cultures revealed Pasteurella multocida sensitive to penicillin. Liver spleen radioisotope scan and CT scan revealed space occupying lesions in the right lobe of the liver. The patient was a gardener with no pets or animal exposure. This case illustrates P. multocida septicemia and a liver abscess in a patient without animal exposure. In addition, the possibility of soil as another reservoir of infection is raised.


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@article{Cortez1986PasteurellaML, title={Pasteurella multocida liver abscess.}, author={Josef Misael C Cortez and Mervin Shapiro and Robert Awe}, journal={The American journal of the medical sciences}, year={1986}, volume={292 2}, pages={107-9} }