Case report of multiple hepatic microabscesses in a term neonate
Neonatal liver abscess is a rare entity, which usually occurs in preterm infants with sepsis and certain risk factors like umbilical vein catheterization. Neonatal hepatic abscess has a non-specific clinical presentation, and a high index of suspicion for this condition is warranted in case of unresolving sepsis especially in the presence of risk factors. Ultrasonography of abdomen is an important investigation in a febrile neonate with sepsis. Here, we report a case of hepatic microabscesses in a term neonate without any significant risk factors. We want to report this case because of its rare occurrence particularly in a term neonate without significant risk factors. This case also emphasizes the utility of abdominal ultrasonography in a febrile neonate with unresolving sepsis.
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