2019 Apr-Jun;37(2):292-295. doi: 10.4103/ijmm.IJMM_19_4.

Multifocal hepatic abscesses in immunocompetent patient due to Bartonella henselae: Case report with review of literature.


To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of multifocal hepatic abscesses in a young immunocompetent adult from India, which was successfully treated with hepatectomy and short course of oral antibiotic regimen. Publishing further such case reports will provide more clarity regarding the clinical significance of the disease, including associated risk factors and appropriate treatment.



Hepatic abscesses, like abscesses elsewhere, are localized collections of necrotic inflammatory tissue caused by bacterial, parasitic or fungal agents. In this case, Bartonella.  Multifocal just means the abscesses are in more than one location.

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