Hepatic abscesses due to Clostridium septicum infection and its association with colonic adenocarcinoma: a case report and literature review

  • Bhavish ManwaniEmail author
  • Ya Xu
  • Hana Mohammed El Sahly
Case Report


Clostridium septicum is an uncommon cause of pyogenic liver abscess but has been reported in the literature, most commonly in the setting of underlying colorectal or hematologic malignancies. Herein, we present a case of a patient with C. septicum bacteremia resulting in innumerable necrotic liver abscesses in the presence of metastatic colonic adenocarcinoma and also review the literature about previous reports of C. septicum as the etiology of hepatic abscess.


Clostridium septicum bacteremia Liver/hepatic abscess Metastatic colon cancer 


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Conflict of interest

Bhavish Manwani M.D., Ya Xu M.D, PhD, and Hana Mohammed. El Sahly, MD declare that they have no conflict of interest

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All procedures followed have been performed in accordance with the ethical standards laid down in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments

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Informed consent was obtained from the patient for being included in the study


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MedicineBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Molecular Virology and MicrobiologyBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Pathology and ImmunologyBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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