Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology

Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology

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Liver Abscess in a Pediatric Patient with Ulcerative Colitis: A Case Presentation

CASE REPORT

Liver Abscess in a Pediatric Patient with Ulcerative Colitis: A Case Presentation

Daniel F. Castillo*,1, Ricardo Caicedo2 and Vani Gopalareddy2

1Department of Pediatrics, Atrium Health- Levine Children’s Hospital, Charlotte, NC, USA
2Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Atrium Health- Levine Children’s Hospital, Charlotte, NC, USA
*Correspondence to: Daniel F. Castillo, Department of Pediatrics, Atrium Health- Levine Children’s Hospital, 1000 Blythe Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA. Tel: +1-407-314-5294, Fax: +1-704-381-6841, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology 2019;7(1):93-96 DOI: 10.14218/JCTH.2018.00045
Received: July 28, 2018 Accepted: January 7, 2019 Published online: March 4, 2019

Abstract

Hepatic abscesses are an uncommon extra-intestinal manifestation of inflammatory bowel disease, the incidence of which has been estimated to be approximately 7 per 10,000 patients with inflammatory bowel disease. It is unclear whether patients with Crohn’s disease or patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) are at higher risk of developing this complication. Based on case reports, most cases are found in Crohn’s disease; however, a recent cohort study showed an increased risk in UC instead. Hepatic abscesses in the pediatric population are rare, and there have been no reported cases of hepatic abscesses in a pediatric patient with UC. We describe herein a pediatric patient with UC who developed hepatic abscesses and portal vein thrombosis. This patient also had an extended time in remission from his UC despite being off of immunosuppressive therapies, and we speculate on how his clinical course and treatment strategies may have contributed to this.

Keywords

Ulcerative colitis, IBD, Liver abscess

 

 

 

 

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