European Journal of Clinical Microbiology

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 76–77 | Cite as

Liver abscess due toHaemophilus influenzae type b

  • J. Bradley
  • J. Francis
  • T. Wheatley
Case Report


A case of liver abscess due toHaemophilus influenzae type b in a 70 year old man is described. The patient responded to cefotaxime. This represents the first such case reported.


Internal Medicine Cefotaxime Liver Abscess 
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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Bradley
    • 1
  • J. Francis
    • 2
  • T. Wheatley
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General MedicineAddenbrooke's HospitalCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Department of Clinical MicrobiologyAddenbrooke's HospitalCambridgeUK

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