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Liver abscess caused by Actinomyces odontolyticus, Abiotrophia species, Haemophilus parainfluenzae, Streptococcus anginosus i Streptococcus intermedius - case report


1Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Merkur, Zagreb, Croatia

2Centre Hospitalier de l’Ouest Vosgien, Pole mére-enfant, Neufchâteau, France

3Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Dubrava, Zagreb, Croatia

4Department of Anaesthesiology, Reanimation and Intensive Care, General Hospital Dubrovnik, Croatia

5Department of Anaesthesiology, Reanimation and Intensive Care, University Hospital Merkur, Zagreb, Croatia

DOI: 10.22514/SV101.062015.21 Vol.10,Issue S1,June 2015 pp.72-73

Published: 22 June 2015

*Corresponding Author(s): GORDANA CAVRIĆ E-mail:


We present a case of a 78-year-old female patient who was admitted to the medical intensive care unit because of high fever, weakness and abdominal pain. Bacterio-logical studies showed sepsis and allowed the isolation of Actinomyces odontolyti-cus and Abiotrophia species as causative agents. Further investigation led to a diag-nosis of liver abscess from which there was also isolated Haemophilus parainfluenzae, Streptococcus intermedius and Strepto-coccus anginosus, as well as the above mentioned bacteria. All named microor-ganisms represent a part of normal oro-pharyngeal flora and may cause abscesses or sepsis under certain circumstances. As far as we know, liver abscess due to Abio-trophia species was never reported.


Actinomyces odontolyticus, Abi-otrophia species, Haemophilus parainfluen-zae, Streptococcus intermedius, Streptococ-cus anginosus, sepsis, liver abscess

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GORDANA CAVRIĆ,KHALED NASABAIN,KLARA JURIĆ,INGRID PRKAČIN,DUBRAVKA BARTOLEK HAMP,MATEA BOGDANOVIĆ DVORŠČAK. Liver abscess caused by Actinomyces odontolyticus, Abiotrophia species, Haemophilus parainfluenzae, Streptococcus anginosus i Streptococcus intermedius - case report. Signa Vitae. 2015. 10(S1);72-73.


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