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Hepatic abscess: presentation in a previously healthy teenager
  1. Robert Mark Hegarty,
  2. Sunil Sanka,
  3. Sanjay Bansal
  1. Paediatric Liver Centre, NHS Foundation Trust, King's College Hospital, London, UK;
  1. Correspondence to Dr Robert Mark Hegarty, Paediatric Liver Centre, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS, UK; rhegarty{at}

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A previously healthy 13-year-old boy presented to his local Accident and Emergency department with a 1 week history of fevers, rigours and a swelling in the right, posterior, lower rib cage. He had been experiencing right sided abdominal pain for 1 month prior to his presentation and had received two courses of oral antibiotics …

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  • Contributors RMH wrote the initial draft which was revised by SS and SB.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.