Pyogenic liver abscess

Davis, Joshua, and McDonald, Malcolm (2012) Pyogenic liver abscess. In: Calderwood, Stephen B., (ed.) UpToDate. Wolters Kluwer Health, 1-9.

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[Extract] INTRODUCTION — Pyogenic liver abscesses usually develop following peritonitis due to leakage of intraabdominal bowel contents that subsequently spread to liver via the portal circulation or via direct spread from biliary infection. They may also result from arterial hematogenous seeding in the setting of systemic infection.

The clinical approach to pyogenic liver abscess will be reviewed here. Amebic abscesses are discussed separately. (See "Extraintestinal Entamoeba histolytica amebiasis".)

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Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2012 03:11
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110307 Gastroenterology and Hepatology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920105 Digestive System Disorders @ 100%
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