Successful switch to oral therapy with doxycycline in the case of an actinomycotic hepatic abscess

  • Diana Petrache Matei Bals Infectious Diseases Institute, Bucharest, Romania
  • Gabriel-Adrian Popescu Matei Bals Infectious Diseases Institute, Bucharest, Romania
Keywords: hepatic actinomycosis, medical treatment, doxycycline

Abstract

A 72-year-old female was admitted with the symptoms of malaise, loss of appetite, upper right quadrant pain, fever, and sweats, which had been present for last 7 days. CT-scan of the abdomen revealed a hypodense mass in the right liver lobe; histopathological examination of the biopsy specimen yielded a diagnosis of actinomycotic abscess. Treatment with intravenous ampicillin for 8 weeks followed by a course of oral doxicycline for 28 weeks resulted in the complete resolution of the abscess.

Author Biographies

Diana Petrache, Matei Bals Infectious Diseases Institute, Bucharest, Romania
Infectious Diseases Department, Fellow
Gabriel-Adrian Popescu, Matei Bals Infectious Diseases Institute, Bucharest, Romania
Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases
Published
2013-05-13
How to Cite
1.
Petrache D, Popescu G-A (2013) Successful switch to oral therapy with doxycycline in the case of an actinomycotic hepatic abscess. J Infect Dev Ctries 7:421-423. doi: 10.3855/jidc.2805
Section
Case Reports