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Pyogenic liver abscess

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Pyogenic liver abscess

Pyogenic liver abscess
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 K75.0
ICD-9 572.0
MedlinePlus 000261
eMedicine article/193182
MeSH D046290

A pyogenic liver abscess is a type of liver abscess caused by bacteria.


  • Biliary disease (most common)

E.g.: stones, cholangiocarcinoma

  • Colonic disease

E.g.: diverticulitis, appendicitis, Crohn's disease

E.g.: penetrating injury, iatrogenic (radiofrequency ablation)

Common bacterial causes

Clinical features




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