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Curriculum based clinical reviews
Pyogenic liver abscess


Pyogenic liver abscess has a variable clinical presentation. Its management requires input from several disciplines and is often coordinated by a gastroenterologist. This review examines demographics, clinical presentation, aetiology, diagnosis and prognosis; a suggested management approach, including antibiotic selection, radiological intervention and indications for surgery, is offered from a physician's perspective.

  • Liver
  • Infectious Disease
  • Computer Tomography
  • Antibiotics

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