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February 20, 1987

Yersinia Hepatic Abscesses Subsequent to Long-term Iron Therapy

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Internal Medicine (Dr MacSween) and Laboratory Medicine (Dr Leighton), Dr Everett Chalmers Hospital, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

From the Departments of Internal Medicine (Dr MacSween) and Laboratory Medicine (Dr Leighton), Dr Everett Chalmers Hospital, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

JAMA. 1987;257(7):964-965. doi:10.1001/jama.1987.03390070084029
Abstract

A 71-year-old woman who had been receiving iron injections for at least ten years was admitted to the Dr Everett Chalmers Hospital, Fredericton, New Brunswick. The initial diagnosis was metastatic tumors in the liver, but after further evaluation, the initial diagnosis was corrected to multiple hepatic abscesses due to Yersinia enterocolitica. The liver biopsy showed abundant iron deposition. With the appropriate antibiotic treatment, the patient recovered.

(JAMA 1987;257:964-965)

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