Year: 2016 | Month: June | Volume: 3 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 63-65
Pseudomonas Associated Liver Abscess - PALA - In a Previously Healthy Adult
Anupriya Asaithambi1, Nivitha Mohan2, Uma Alagappan31Assistant Professor, 2PG Tutor, 3Professor of Microbiology,
Department of Microbiology, Chennai Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (SRM Group), Tiruchirapalli, India.
Corresponding Author: Anupriya Asaithambi
The incidence of pseudomonas aeruginosa liver abscess (PALA) is around 2-6%.A case of 38 year old previously healthy male presented with fever, abdominal pain. He was diagnosed as having hepatic cyst on left lobe. The fluid was aspirated and sent for culture and sensitivity which revealed pure growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa which was sensitive to Meropenam, and resistant to cefotaxime, ceftriaxone, ceftazidime, norfloxacin, ofloxacin, cotrimoxazole, amikacin, gentamicin, amoxicillin clavulanic acid, piperacillin tazobactam. Patient was treated with Meropenam for 7 days. He was told to review after a month. An USG taken during review was absolutely normal.
Key words: Liver abscess, hepatic cyst, pyogenic.