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Liver Abscess: Increasing Occurrence in Premature Newborns

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Author(s): Oktav Bosnalı | Serdar Moralıoğlu | Ayşenur Cerrah Celayir | Osman Pektaş

Journal: Journal of Neonatal Surgery
ISSN 2226-0439

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 23;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Liver | Abscess | Neonate | Umbilical catheterization

ABSTRACT
Neonatal liver abscess is a very rare condition associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. There seems to be an increasing trend of this rare condition amongst the newborns admitted to neonatal intensive care units. We report a case of liver abscess in a premature newborn and briefly review the literature and discuss its management.
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