oa Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection - CIKPLA: cryptogenic invasive liver abscess (and meningitis) - an emerging disease in South Africa? : clinical case study

Volume 25, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1015-8782
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1084



Disseminated bacteraemic syndrome and cryptogenic invasive -associated liver abscess (CIKPLA) have been well described in Taiwan. However, CIKPLA has never been described in patients in South Africa. The main aim of this case report is to describe the occurrence of this syndrome in a South African man, not of Asian descent, in order to highlight to clinicians the possibility of its occurrence in South Africa.

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