Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 1990 / Article

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Volume 4 |Article ID 509540 |

Franco Colizza, Serge LePage, Jean-François LaJoie, Raymond Duperval, André Marcoux, Jacques Mongeau, Denis Bergeron, "Multiple Hepatic Abscesses Following Yersinia Enterocolitica Septicemia", Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 4, Article ID 509540, 5 pages, 1990.

Multiple Hepatic Abscesses Following Yersinia Enterocolitica Septicemia

Received20 Jul 1989
Accepted31 Jan 1990


Septicemia from Yersinia enterocolitica is unusual. Hepatic involvement occurring in this clinical setting is a rare complication. A case of a 64-year-old man who developed septicemia from Y enterocolitica is reported. Abdominal ultrasound and computerized axial tomography scan revealed multiple defects in liver parenchyma compatible with abscesses. After treatment with intravenous aminoglycosides followed by trimethoprim-sulfomethoxazole, recovery was complete. General considerations regarding the manifestations and pathogenesis of Y enterocolitica are discussed, with a review of the literature.

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