Published online Apr 16, 2013. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v1.i1.41
Revised: January 13, 2013
Accepted: February 7, 2013
Published online: April 16, 2013
Core tip: This case report deals with a patient in whom percutaneous liver biopsy was performed for further work-up of elevated liver enzymes. Immediately after biopsy, the patient developed fulminant sepsis and died. Possible reasons that might have caused sepsis in this patient as well as strategies to prevent sepsis/infection following percutaneous liver biopsy are discussed.