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Case Report

A case report of hepatic actinomycosis: A rare form of presentation

Nieto Piñar Yasmina, Hernández González Verónica Lisseth and Borges SA Marcio*

Published: 20 September, 2022 | Volume 6 - Issue 1 | Pages: 004-006

Hepatic Actinomycosis (HA) is a very rare abdominal actinomycosis that can be confused with hepatic involvement due to a tumor. Liver involvement can occur from an abdominal focus or by blood dissemination from another focus. This disease is much more common in men between 50 - 70 years and in a situation of immunosuppression. 
Symptoms are nonspecific and diagnosis includes histopathology, cultures, and imaging test. Treatment includes prolonged antibiotic therapy with antibiotics such as penicillin and drainage of abscesses.
We present a case of a 54-year-old man patient with a record of three years of chronic pancreatitis of probably alcoholic origin, who developed hepatic actinomycosis, requiring drainage of liver abscesses and directed antibiotic treatment.

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Keywords:

Liver abscesses; Hepatic actinomycosis; Acute abdominal pain; Penicillin

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