Amebic liver abscess

Hepatic amebiasis; Extraintestinal amebiasis; Abscess - amebic liver

Amebic liver abscess is a collection of pus in the liver in response to an intestinal parasite called Entamoeba histolytica.

Liver cell death

Organisms that carry disease can travel through the blood stream into the liver and form an abscess, a collection of infected tissue and pus.

Pyogenic abscess

A liver abscess can develop from several different sources, including a blood infection, an abdominal infection, or an abdominal injury which has been become infected. The most common infecting bacteria include E coli, enterococcus, staphylococcus, and streptococcus. Treatment is usually a combination of drainage and prolonged antibiotic therapy.

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