Case Report
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World J Hepatol. Mar 27, 2018; 10(3): 388-395
Published online Mar 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i3.388
Clostridium paraputrificum septicemia and liver abscess
Yong K Kwon, Faiqa A Cheema, Bejon T Maneckshana, Caroline Rochon, Patricia A Sheiner
Yong K Kwon, Faiqa A Cheema, Bejon T Maneckshana, Caroline Rochon, Patricia A Sheiner, Department of Transplant, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT 06106, United States
Author contributions: Kwon YK and Cheema FA wrote the initial manuscript; Maneckshana BT, Rochon C and Sheiner PA performed a literature search and analyzed the data; all authors contributed equally to editing and revising the final manuscript.
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Correspondence to: Yong K Kwon, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Transplant, Hartford Hospital, 85 Seymour Street, Suite 320, Hartford, CT 06106, United States.
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Received: December 19, 2017
Peer-review started: December 20, 2017
First decision: January 23, 2018
Revised: January 30, 2018
Accepted: March 1, 2018
Article in press: March 1, 2018
Published online: March 27, 2018
Core Tip

Core tip: To our best knowledge, this is the first case where a liver abscess grew C. paraputrificum. Although pyogenic liver abscesses caused by Clostridium species are extremely rare, early and accurate diagnosis of clostridial hepatic abscess and timely interventions are paramount, as it carries an extremely high morbidity and mortality. However, depending on the exact causative Clostridium species, the clinical course can vary unexpectedly.