liver abscess(redirected from Liver abcess)
liver abscessBacterial liver abscess, pyogeic liver abscess Hepatology A circumscribed focus of infection in the liver Etiology Intraperitoneal seeding from appendicitis, diverticulitis, perforated bowel, blood-borne, ascending bile tract infection, or post-traumatic Causative agents.E coli, Proteus vulgaris, Enterobacter aerogenes
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liver abscessA walled-off collection of pus in the liver, usually from the spread of AMOEBIASIS of the large intestine, but also from spread of infection from APPENDICITIS, DIVERTICULITIS, pelvic inflammation or gall bladder disease. There is high fever, tenderness over the liver, pain in the upper right corner of the abdomen and prostration. Liver abscesses must be drained surgically and the original cause treated.
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