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Pyogenic liver abscess

  • Alternative Names

    Liver abscess; Bacterial liver abscess


    Prevention

    Prompt treatment of abdominal and other infections may reduce the risk of developing a liver abscess. Many cases are not preventable.


    References

    Neuschwander-Tetri BA. Bacterial, parasitic, fungal and granulomatous liver diseases. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 155.