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The Evolving Nature of Hepatic Abscess: A Review

Marianna G Mavilia, Marco Molina, George Y Wu
Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology 2016 June 28, 4 (2): 158-68
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Hepatic abscess (HA) remains a serious and often difficult to diagnose problem. HAs can be divided into three main categories based on the underlying conditions: infectious, malignant, and iatrogenic. Infectious abscesses include those secondary to direct extension from local infection, systemic bacteremia, and intra-abdominal infections that seed the portal system. However, over the years, the etiologies and risks factors for HA have continued to evolve. Prompt recognition is important for instituting effective management and obtaining good outcomes.

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