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Abstract

This report presents two cases of bacteraemia associated with portal vein thrombosis. A 63‐year‐old man with a history of hypercholesterolaemia and nephrolithiasis was admitted to the hospital with fever and abdominal pain. A computed tomography (CT) scan revealed thrombosis of the posterior right portal vein. Blood cultures were positive for . The second case was a 53‐year‐old man with alcoholic steatohepatitis admitted with fever, chills and abdominal pain. A CT scan revealed right portal vein thrombosis and was isolated from his blood cultures. Both patients were successfully treated with intravenous ertapenem 1 g day for 4 weeks with resolution of symptoms. These case reports underscore the importance of considering the diagnosis of portal vein thrombosis in patients with bacteraemia of unclear aetiology.

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