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) is an uncommon but increasingly recognized cause of neonatal sepsis and meningitis. Liver abscess in neonates is extremely rare. But liver abscess due to SG has never been reported in the literature. We present the first case of liver abscess due to in a late preterm infant. A female infant was born at 36 weeks via normal vaginal delivery to a mother with unremarkable antenatal history. She had progressively worsening respiratory distress since birth and was intubated at 13 h of life. One dose of surfactant was delivered and ventilation continued. Parenteral crystalline Penicillin and Gentamicin were initiated and her blood culture at birth grew . She had a spike of fever on day 5 of life. An ultrasound (US) scan of the abdomen was included in the septic work up. A multi-septated cystic liver abscess was noted in the right lobe of the liver. As there was inadequate response to appropriate intravenous antibiotics, needle aspiration and biopsy were performed on day 35 of life. Aspirate was sterile and histopathology confirmed a liver abscess. The patient continued to be treated with antibiotics for 8 weeks with serial US scans of the liver showing resolution of the abscess. Increasing awareness among paediatric and neonatal fraternity about these new emerging bacterial infections can facilitate early diagnosis and treatment.

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