liver abscess

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liver abscess

Bacterial 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 abscess

A 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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David, "16s rDNA sequencing revealed Citrobacter freundii as the cause of liver abcess after banding of rectal haemorrhoids," Journal of Infection, vol.
Seven patient have history of lower abdominal surgery one had hydatid liver surgery and one patient operated for liver abcess twenty five year back, Thirteen patient have associated co-morbid conditions, forty patient are ASA-1 and thirteen patient ASA-2 none are of ASA-3 and ASA-4.
However certain serious, though rare, complications such as liver abcess, liver infarction, acute hepatic aneurysm, hepatic artery occlusion, splenic infarction and pulmonary embolism or infarction have been reported in large case series.1,2 Even more rare are the reports of cerebral embolization (CE) causing focal neurological deficit.