Pyogenic Liver Abscess                     Orient Journal of Medicine                              Vol 33[3-4] Jul-Dec, 2021
CASE REPORT

Community Acquired Pyogenic Liver Abscess Caused by A Nosocomial Organism: A Case Report

Shirley N CHUKWURAH1
Simon N USHIE2
Felix E EZENEKWE3
Ejeye O UGWUNZE1
Chinyelu U UFOAROH1
Nkechi P MADUEKWE2

1Department of Medicine
2Department of Medical Microbiology & Parasitology
3Department of Radiology

Nnamdi Azikiwe University/
Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Teaching Hospital
Nnewi, Anambra State NIGERIA

Author for Correspondence
Dr Shirley N CHUKWURAH
Department of Medicine
Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Teaching Hospital
Nnewi, Anambra State NIGERIA.

Phone: +234 803 700 1715
Email:
nasfic2@gmail.com <mailto:nasfic2@gmail.com>.

Received: October 11th, 2020
Accepted: November 9th, 2020

DISCLOSURE
Source of support: None
Conflict of interest: None
ABSTRACT

Pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) is a potentially life-threatening disease affecting patients in many parts of the world, especially Asia and the other third world countries, Nigeria inclusive. Knowing the aetiology of PLA, where possible, plays a significant role in the successful treatment of the patients. Recently, the prevalence of Klebsiella pneumonia induced PLA (KP-PLA) has become an emerging public health challenge all over the world, however, other rare organisms are also implicated as shown in our case report. Acinetobacter baumannii is a   multi-drug resistant nosocomial organism that may also be responsible for some cases of community acquired infections as seen in this index case.


















Key words:
Acinetobacter baumannii, Ciprofloxacin, Hospital acquired infections, Community associated infections, Immune deficiency, Abscess.