An Hepatic Abscess in a Patient with Sickle Cell Anemia

Marissa D. Marolf, Manu Chaudhary, Sheldon L. Kaplan

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We present a case of hepatic abscess in a transfusion-dependent 16-year-old patient with sickle cell disease. There have been 10 such cases in sickle cell disease patients reported, with the last report published greater than a decade ago. The diagnosis of hepatic abscess merits consideration in sickle cell disease patients presenting with fever without a source and/or abdominal pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1269-1270
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016


  • Fusobacterium
  • hepatic abscess
  • sickle cell anemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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