Case report of multiple hepatic microabscesses in a term neonate

  • Sanjay Bafna
  • S B Kirthana
  • Vibha Bafna
  • Sagar Lad
  • Mergu Ravikanth
Keywords: Hepatic abscess, Neonate, Sepsis, Staphylococcus aureus

Abstract

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.

Published
2018-03-19
How to Cite
Bafna, S., Kirthana, S., Bafna, V., Lad, S., & Ravikanth, M. (2018). Case report of multiple hepatic microabscesses in a term neonate. Indian Journal of Child Health, 5(3), 228-230. Retrieved from https://atharvapub.net/index.php/IJCH/article/view/807
Section
Case Reports