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Liver abscesses due to Staphylococcus aureus in a patient with AIDS who underwent small bowel biopsy: case report and review.




 

Clin Infect Dis. 1994 May;18(5):802-4. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

A 36-year-old man with overgrowth of Staphylococcus aureus in the small bowel underwent a biopsy of the small bowel and presented 5 weeks later with multiple liver abscesses. To our knowledge, small bowel biopsy has never been associated with liver abscesses. We discuss the literature on liver abscesses in patients with AIDS and the risks of bacteremia following upper endoscopy and small bowel biopsy and propose that the etiology of the liver abscesses in our patient was seeding of the portal vein following biopsy of a small bowel that had significant bacterial overgrowth.

Adult AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections/ETIOLOGY/*MICROBIOLOGY/ PARASITOLOGY Biopsy/*ADVERSE EFFECTS Case Report Cryptosporidiosis/COMPLICATIONS/DIAGNOSIS Diarrhea/COMPLICATIONS/DIAGNOSIS Duodenitis/COMPLICATIONS/DIAGNOSIS/PATHOLOGY Duodenoscopy/*ADVERSE EFFECTS Duodenum/*PATHOLOGY Fatal Outcome Human Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic/COMPLICATIONS/DIAGNOSIS/PATHOLOGY Liver Abscess/ETIOLOGY/*MICROBIOLOGY Male Portal Vein *Staphylococcal Infections/ETIOLOGY JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW REVIEW OF REPORTED CASES



 




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