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Rare disease
Liver abscess within the first week of life in a very low birthweight infant
  1. Khalid Mannan1,
  2. Shereen Tadros1,
  3. Kamini Patel2,
  4. Narendra Aladangady1
  1. 1
    Homerton University Hospital, NICU, Homerton Row, London, E9 6SR, UK
  2. 2
    Homerton University Hospital, Radiology, Homerton Row, London, E9 6SR, UK
  1. Khalid Mannan, khalidmdr{at}


Liver abscess is rare in neonates. The present report concerns a preterm neonate with history of antenatal laser ablation therapy (to prevent twin to twin transfusion syndrome), who developed liver abscesses within a few days of life. Conservative treatment with antibiotics led to the normalisation of inflammatory markers, leaving an echogenic (calcified) area in the liver.

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  • Patient consent: Patient/guardian consent was obtained for publication.

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