Fusobacterium nucleatum bacteraemia with multiple liver abscesses in an HIV-1 antibody positive man with IgG2 deficiency

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  • Liver abscess formation due to Fusobacterium nucleatum is rare. We describe an HIV-1 antibody positive man, with normal surrogate markers of cell-mediated immunity, who presented with F. nucleatum bacteraemia and liver abscess formation. He was found to have IgG2 subclass deficiency. This case illustrates the clinical importance of altered B-cell function in patients who are at an early stage of HIV disease. © 1992 The British Society for the Study of Infection.
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  • Scoular A; Corcoran GD; Malin A; Evans BA; Davies A; Miller RF
  • Start Page

  • 321
  • End Page

  • 325
  • Volume

  • 24
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  • 3