A sporadic case of disseminated fusobacterium causing pylephlebitis and intracranial and hepatic abscesses in a healthy young patient

Title

A sporadic case of disseminated fusobacterium causing pylephlebitis and intracranial and hepatic abscesses in a healthy young patient

Creator

Nigussie B; Woredekal D; Abaleka F; Gizaw M; Tharu B

Publisher

Cureus

Date

2020
2020-07-16

Description

Fusobacterium species is known for being a causative agent for Lemierre's syndrome, which is characterized by thrombophlebitis of the jugular vein. However, Fusobacterium species causing Lemierre's variant gastrointestinal syndrome has only been reported in case reports. We present a case of Fusobacterium causing hepatic vein pylephlebitis, multiple brain abscesses, and hepatic abscess. To the best of our knowledge, there have only been four other case reports of Fusobacterium causing hepatic abscesses with associated septic pylephlebitis in the literature.

Subject

infections; hepatic abscess; intracranial abscess; nucleatum septicemia; pylephlebitis

Identifier

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Format

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Pages

e9229

Issue

7

Volume

12

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Medicine

NEOMED Department

Department of Internal Medicine

Update Year & Number

August 2020 List

Citation

Nigussie B; Woredekal D; Abaleka F; Gizaw M; Tharu B, “A sporadic case of disseminated fusobacterium causing pylephlebitis and intracranial and hepatic abscesses in a healthy young patient,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 12, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/11208.

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