Author(s): Johannsen EC, Sifri CD, Madoff LC
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Abstract Pyogenic liver abscess is a classic clinical entity whose presentation and management have evolved significantly with the advent of potent antimicrobials and the availability of improved diagnostic imaging. The classic triad of fever, upper right quadrant pain or fullness, and jaundice resulting from advanced pylephlebitis is now seldom seen. Despite these changes, pyogenic liver abscess remains an important clinical entity for which prompt recognition and treatment are essential to achieve a favorable outcome. This article discusses the presentation and diagnosis of and current therapy for liver abscesses.
This article was published in Infect Dis Clin North Am
and referenced in Journal of Transplantation Technologies & Research