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IJRDPL - Vol 6, issue 6 (2017), , October - November

Pages: 2793-2795

An overview on Pyogenic Liver Abscess

Author: Biswajit Batabyal

Category: Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Pyogenic liver abscesses are uncommon conditions that present diagnostic and therapeutic challenges to physicians. If left untreated, these lesions are invariably fatal. Liver abscesses have been recognized since the age of Hippocrates. In 1883, Koch described amebae as a cause of liver abscess. In 1938, Ochsner and DeBakey published the largest series of pyogenic and amebic liver abscesses in the literature. Since the late 20th century, percutaneous drainage has become a useful therapeutic option.

Keywords: Pyogenic Liver abscess; Causes, Diagnosis; Treatment

DOI: 10.21276/IJRDPL