Liver Abscess, Amebic
Liver Abscess, Pyogenic
Liver Function Tests
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Drug-Induced Liver Injury
Bacterial flora of liver abscesses in feedlot cattle fed tylosin or no tylosin. (1/293)Bacterial flora of liver abscesses from cattle fed tylosin or no tylosin and susceptibilities of the predominant bacterial isolates to tylosin and other antimicrobial compounds were determined. Abscessed livers were collected at slaughter from cattle originating from feedlots that had fed tylosin (n = 36) or no tylosin (n = 41) for at least 2 yr, and segments of livers with one or two intact abscesses were transported to the laboratory. Abscesses were cultured for anaerobic and facultative bacteria. Fusobacterium necrophorum, either as single culture or mixed with other bacteria, was isolated from all abscesses. The incidence of subsp. necrophorum, as part of the mixed infection, was lower (P < .05) in the tylosin group than in the no-tylosin group (33 vs 61%). However, the incidence of Actinomyces pyogenes was higher (P < .01) in the tylosin group than in the no-tylosin group (53 vs 10%). Totals of 119 F. necrophorum and 21 A. pyogenes isolates were used for determinations of susceptibilities to bacitracin, oxytetracycline, chlortetracycline, lasalocid, monensin, tylosin, tilmicosin, and virginiamycin. The minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) of antibiotics were determined with a broth microdilution method. The mean MIC of tylosin for F. necrophorum and A. pyogenes were not different between isolates from tylosin and no-tylosin groups. We concluded that continuous feeding of tylosin did not induce resistance in F. necrophorum or A. pyogenes. Also, the higher incidence of mixed infection of F. necrophorum and A. pyogenes in liver abscesses of tylosin-fed cattle suggests a potential synergistic interaction between the two organisms in causing liver abscesses. (+info)
Analysis by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and PCR of human liver abscess aspirates from patients in China for Entamoeba histolytica. (2/293)Aspirates of liver abscesses were analyzed for Entamoeba histolytica. PCR detected a gene encoding a 30-kDa protein in all samples but detected the ribosomal DNA gene in only 14 (33.3%) samples. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay detected antigen in 41 (97.6%) samples. PCR analysis of a strain-specific antigen (SSG) revealed that abscesses were caused by various strains. (+info)
Identification of a major cluster of Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from patients with liver abscess in Taiwan. (3/293)Klebsiella pneumoniae has emerged as the leading liver abscess pathogen in Taiwan, with the percentage rising from 30% in the 1980s to over 80% in the 1990s. Most of the patients with K. pneumoniae liver abscess are diabetic and without biliary tract disease. Some patients develop serious extrahepatic complications such as endophthalmitis, meningitis, lung abscess, and necrotizing fasciitis. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) was used for cluster analysis of 96 isolates from patients with liver abscess and 60 isolates from patients with other diseases. A total of 136 PFGE types were identified. Among the 96 liver abscess-associated isolates, 60 (62.5%) were classified in major cluster A. Cluster A included 41 PFGE types (types 1 to 41) which had a genetic similarity of at least 72.4% +/- 9.4%. The PFGE patterns of cluster A strains are so similar that they could have originated from the same ancestor. This study demonstrates that cluster A plays an important role in the high incidence of K. pneumoniae liver abscess in Taiwan. (+info)
Multilocular pyogenic hepatic abscess complicating ascaris lumbricoides infestation. (4/293)A 74-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with frequent right flank pain. The multiple multilocular hepatic abscesses were revealed by computed tomography. Radiographs following a barium meal showed a linear filling defect in the ileum consistent with ascariasis. One day after treatment with pyrantel pamoate, an Ascaris was passed in the stool. The pyogenic hepatic abscesses gradually healed with both antibiotics and continuous drainage. After 2 months, he was discharged. In this case, the pyogenic hepatic abscesses were thus considered to have been caused by an inflammation which spread through the portal vein. (+info)
Chromobacterium violaceum infection in Brazil. A case report. (5/293)We report the second case of infection with Chromobacterium violaceum that occurred in Brazil. A farm worker living in the State of Sao Paulo presented fever and severe abdominal pain for four days. At hospitalization the patient was in a toxemic state and had a distended and painful abdomen. Chest X-ray and abdominal ultrasound revealed bilateral pneumonia and hypoechoic areas in the liver. The patient developed failure of multiple organs and died a few hours later. Blood culture led to isolation of C. violaceum resistant to ampicillin and cephalosporins and sensitive to chloramphenicol, tetracyclin, aminoglicosydes, and ciprofloxacin. Autopsy revealed pulmonary microabscesses and multiple abscesses in the liver. The major features of this case are generally observed in infections by C. violaceum: rapid clinical course, multiple visceral abscesses, and high mortality. Because of the antimicrobial resistance profile of this Gram-negative bacillus, for appropriate empirical antibiotic therapy it is important to consider chromobacteriosis in the differential diagnosis of severe community infections in Brazil. (+info)
Synchronous hepatic cryotherapy and resection of colonic primary is a high risk procedure. (6/293)Thirteen patients underwent hepatic cryotherapy and synchronous colonic resection. Two of the nine patients developed hepatic abscess--this is a rare complication of cryotherapy alone. (+info)
Unretrieved gallstones presenting as a Streptococcus bovis liver abscess. (7/293)We describe a case of a delayed liver abscess presenting two years after a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. At exploration, the patient was found to have an unretrieved gallstone as the nidus for the Streptococcus bovis abscess. (+info)
Isolated tuberculous hepatic abscess in a non-immunocompromised patient. (8/293)A 38 years old female presented with pain in the epigastrium, jaundice and fever since one and half month. The computerised tomographic scan of the abdomen revealed a multiloculated abscess of the left lobe of liver. The pus drained from the liver abscess at laparotomy showed acid fast bacilli on microscopy. A detailed search failed to identify any other focus of tuberculous infection. The case has been reported for the rarity of isolated hepatic tuberculous abscess and its presentation with jaundice, a rare feature, and to highlight the importance of microscopic or culture diagnosis in a suspected case of pyaemic abscess. (+info)
A liver abscess is a collection of pus that forms in the liver. It is usually caused by an infection, such as bacteria or parasites, that enters the liver through the bloodstream or bile ducts. The infection can also occur as a complication of other medical conditions, such as cirrhosis or cancer. Symptoms of a liver abscess may include fever, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and jaundice. In some cases, the abscess may rupture and cause severe complications, such as sepsis or organ failure. Diagnosis of a liver abscess typically involves imaging tests, such as ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI. Treatment typically involves antibiotics to treat the underlying infection, as well as drainage of the abscess through a procedure called percutaneous abscess drainage or surgery. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to prevent complications and improve outcomes.
Amebic liver abscess is a type of liver abscess caused by the protozoan parasite Entamoeba histolytica. It is a common complication of amoebic dysentery, which is an infection of the digestive tract caused by the same parasite. The parasite can invade the liver and cause inflammation and the formation of a fluid-filled cyst or abscess. Symptoms of amebic liver abscess may include fever, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and jaundice. Diagnosis is typically made through blood tests, imaging studies such as ultrasound or CT scan, and a biopsy of the liver tissue. Treatment typically involves the use of antibiotics to kill the parasite and drain the abscess if necessary. In severe cases, surgery may be required to remove the abscess or repair damage to the liver.，，。
A liver abscess, also known as pyogenic liver abscess, is a collection of pus that forms in the liver. It is typically caused by bacterial infection, although it can also be caused by other factors such as parasites or fungi. The most common bacteria that cause liver abscesses are Streptococcus pneumoniae and Escherichia coli. Symptoms of a liver abscess may include fever, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes). In some cases, the abscess may rupture and cause severe complications. Diagnosis of a liver abscess typically involves imaging tests such as ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Treatment typically involves antibiotics to treat the underlying infection, as well as drainage of the abscess if it is large or causing complications. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the abscess or repair any damage to the liver.
An abscess is a localized collection of pus that forms in the body as a result of an infection. It is typically caused by bacteria or other microorganisms that enter the body through a wound or other opening, such as a tooth cavity or a surgical incision. The body's immune system responds to the infection by sending white blood cells to the area, which can lead to the formation of an abscess. Abscesses can occur in many different parts of the body, including the skin, muscles, joints, and organs. They can be painful and may cause redness, swelling, and warmth in the affected area. If left untreated, abscesses can become infected and spread to other parts of the body, potentially causing serious complications. Treatment for abscesses typically involves draining the pus and removing any infected tissue. This may be done through a surgical incision or by using a needle to drain the abscess. Antibiotics may also be prescribed to help fight the infection. In some cases, the abscess may recur if the underlying cause of the infection is not treated.
A brain abscess is a collection of pus that forms in the brain or spinal cord. It is a serious medical condition that requires prompt diagnosis and treatment. Brain abscesses can be caused by bacterial, fungal, or parasitic infections, as well as by injury or inflammation. Symptoms of a brain abscess may include headache, fever, nausea and vomiting, seizures, confusion, and changes in consciousness. Treatment typically involves antibiotics to treat the underlying infection, as well as surgery to drain the abscess and remove any infected tissue.，，。
An abdominal abscess is a collection of pus that forms in the abdominal cavity. It is a serious medical condition that requires prompt diagnosis and treatment. Abdominal abscesses can form as a result of various causes, including infections, trauma, and cancer. Symptoms of an abdominal abscess may include abdominal pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, and a general feeling of illness. Treatment typically involves the use of antibiotics to treat the underlying infection, as well as the surgical removal of the abscess.，，、。
Entamoebiasis is a parasitic infection caused by the protozoan parasite Entamoeba histolytica. It is commonly known as amoebic dysentery and is transmitted through contaminated food or water, or through direct contact with an infected person's feces. The infection can cause a range of symptoms, including diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, nausea, and vomiting. In some cases, the infection can lead to more serious complications, such as liver abscesses or amoebic colitis. Entamoebiasis is diagnosed through a combination of clinical examination, laboratory tests, and imaging studies. Treatment typically involves the use of antiparasitic medications, such as metronidazole or tinidazole, to eliminate the parasite from the body. In severe cases, hospitalization may be necessary.
A lung abscess is a collection of pus that forms in the lung tissue. It is typically caused by an infection, such as bacteria, fungi, or parasites, that spreads from another part of the body or enters the lungs through the airways. Lung abscesses can be either primary, meaning they form in the lung tissue without an underlying cause, or secondary, meaning they develop as a complication of an existing condition, such as pneumonia or tuberculosis. Symptoms of a lung abscess may include fever, cough, chest pain, and difficulty breathing. Diagnosis is typically made through a combination of medical history, physical examination, and imaging tests such as chest X-rays or computed tomography (CT) scans. Treatment for a lung abscess typically involves antibiotics to treat the underlying infection, as well as drainage of the pus through a procedure called aspiration. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the abscess. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to prevent complications and improve outcomes.
Klebsiella infections are bacterial infections caused by the Klebsiella species of bacteria. These bacteria are commonly found in the environment and on the skin and mucous membranes of humans and animals. Klebsiella infections can occur in a variety of settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, and the community. Klebsiella infections can affect different parts of the body, including the lungs, urinary tract, bloodstream, and skin. They can cause a range of symptoms, depending on the location and severity of the infection. Symptoms may include fever, chills, cough, chest pain, difficulty breathing, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Klebsiella infections can be treated with antibiotics, although some strains of the bacteria have become resistant to certain antibiotics, making treatment more difficult. In severe cases, hospitalization may be necessary. Prevention measures include good hygiene practices, such as washing hands regularly and properly cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, as well as appropriate use of antibiotics.
Tuberculosis, hepatic refers to the presence of tuberculosis (TB) infection in the liver. TB is a bacterial infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which can affect various parts of the body, including the lungs, lymph nodes, and bones. When TB spreads to the liver, it can cause inflammation and damage to the liver cells, leading to a range of symptoms and complications. Symptoms of hepatic tuberculosis may include fever, fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, and weight loss. In some cases, there may be no symptoms at all. Diagnosis of hepatic tuberculosis typically involves a combination of medical history, physical examination, blood tests, imaging studies, and liver biopsy. Treatment for hepatic tuberculosis typically involves a combination of antibiotics, such as isoniazid and rifampin, which are effective against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The duration of treatment may vary depending on the severity of the infection and the patient's response to treatment. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove damaged liver tissue or to treat complications such as abscesses or bleeding.
In the medical field, suppuration refers to the process by which pus is formed and discharged from a wound or infected area of the body. Pus is a thick, yellowish-white fluid that contains white blood cells, dead tissue, and bacteria. Suppuration is a natural response of the body's immune system to fight off infection. It helps to remove harmful bacteria and other microorganisms from the body and prevent the spread of infection. However, excessive or prolonged suppuration can be a sign of a more serious infection and may require medical intervention, such as the use of antibiotics or drainage of the infected area.
An epidural abscess is a rare but serious medical condition that occurs when bacteria or other microorganisms enter the space between the outer layer of the spinal cord (dura mater) and the surrounding bone (vertebrae). This can lead to the formation of a collection of pus, which can cause inflammation, pressure on the spinal cord, and other complications. Epidural abscesses can occur in any part of the spine, but they are most common in the lumbar region (lower back). They can be caused by a variety of factors, including infections from other parts of the body (such as the urinary tract or skin), injection of drugs into the spine, or surgery on the spine. Symptoms of an epidural abscess may include severe back pain, fever, chills, weakness or numbness in the legs, difficulty walking, and loss of bladder or bowel control. If left untreated, an epidural abscess can lead to serious complications, such as paralysis, meningitis, or even death. Treatment for an epidural abscess typically involves antibiotics to treat the underlying infection, as well as surgery to drain the abscess and relieve pressure on the spinal cord. In some cases, additional procedures may be necessary to address any damage to the spinal cord or other complications.
A psoas abscess is a fluid-filled sac that forms in the psoas muscle, which is located in the lower back and hip region. It is typically caused by an infection, such as a bacterial infection that spreads from another part of the body or a direct infection from a nearby organ or structure. Psoas abscesses can also be caused by other conditions, such as tuberculosis or cancer. Symptoms of a psoas abscess may include pain in the lower back or hip, fever, chills, and weakness in the affected leg. In some cases, the abscess may cause difficulty standing or walking. Diagnosis of a psoas abscess typically involves imaging tests, such as an MRI or CT scan, which can show the size and location of the abscess. Treatment typically involves draining the abscess and administering antibiotics to treat the underlying infection. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the abscess or treat the underlying cause.
Fusobacterium infections are a type of bacterial infection caused by Fusobacterium species. These bacteria are anaerobic, meaning they cannot grow in the presence of oxygen, and are commonly found in the oral cavity, gut, and female reproductive tract. Fusobacterium infections can cause a variety of diseases, including periodontitis (inflammation of the gums), Lemierre's syndrome (a severe infection of the throat and neck), and necrotizing fasciitis (a rare but life-threatening infection of the skin and underlying tissue). Fusobacterium infections are typically diagnosed through a combination of clinical examination, laboratory tests, and imaging studies. Treatment typically involves antibiotics, although the specific antibiotics used may depend on the type and severity of the infection. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove infected tissue.
Liver diseases refer to a wide range of medical conditions that affect the liver, which is a vital organ responsible for many essential functions in the body. These diseases can be caused by various factors, including viral infections, alcohol abuse, drug toxicity, autoimmune disorders, genetic mutations, and metabolic disorders. Some common liver diseases include: 1. Hepatitis: An inflammation of the liver caused by a viral infection, such as hepatitis A, B, or C. 2. Cirrhosis: A chronic liver disease characterized by the scarring and hardening of liver tissue, which can lead to liver failure. 3. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD): A condition in which excess fat accumulates in the liver, often as a result of obesity, insulin resistance, or a high-fat diet. 4. Alcoholic liver disease (ALD): A group of liver diseases caused by excessive alcohol consumption, including fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, and cirrhosis. 5. Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC): A chronic autoimmune liver disease that affects the bile ducts in the liver. 6. Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC): A chronic autoimmune liver disease that affects the bile ducts in the liver and can lead to cirrhosis. 7. Wilson's disease: A genetic disorder that causes copper to accumulate in the liver and other organs, leading to liver damage and other health problems. 8. Hemochromatosis: A genetic disorder that causes the body to absorb too much iron, leading to iron overload in the liver and other organs. Treatment for liver diseases depends on the underlying cause and severity of the condition. In some cases, lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise may be sufficient to manage the disease. In more severe cases, medications, surgery, or liver transplantation may be necessary.
Dysentery, amebic is a type of inflammatory bowel disease caused by the protozoan parasite Entamoeba histolytica. It is characterized by abdominal pain, diarrhea, and blood or mucus in the stool. The parasite can invade the lining of the colon and cause damage to the tissue, leading to symptoms such as fever, nausea, and vomiting. In severe cases, amebic dysentery can lead to complications such as liver abscesses or perforation of the colon. Treatment typically involves the use of antibiotics to kill the parasite.
Liver neoplasms refer to abnormal growths or tumors that develop in the liver. These growths can be either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Benign liver neoplasms include hemangiomas, focal nodular hyperplasia, and adenomas. These growths are usually slow-growing and do not spread to other parts of the body. Malignant liver neoplasms, on the other hand, are more serious and include primary liver cancer (such as hepatocellular carcinoma) and secondary liver cancer (such as metastatic cancer from other parts of the body). These tumors can grow quickly and spread to other parts of the body, leading to serious health complications. Diagnosis of liver neoplasms typically involves imaging tests such as ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI, as well as blood tests and biopsy. Treatment options depend on the type and stage of the neoplasm, and may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or targeted therapy.
Amebiasis is a parasitic infection caused by the protozoan parasite Entamoeba histolytica. It is a common disease worldwide, particularly in developing countries, and can cause a range of symptoms from mild diarrhea to severe complications such as liver abscesses and bowel perforation. The parasite is transmitted through contaminated food or water, or through contact with feces from an infected person. It can also be transmitted sexually. Symptoms of amebiasis can include abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and fever. In severe cases, the infection can cause liver abscesses, which can be life-threatening if left untreated. Diagnosis of amebiasis typically involves a stool test to detect the presence of the parasite or its eggs. Treatment typically involves the use of antibiotics, although in severe cases surgery may be necessary to remove infected tissue. Prevention of amebiasis involves practicing good hygiene, such as washing hands regularly and avoiding contact with feces, and ensuring that food and water are properly cooked and filtered.
Liver cirrhosis is a chronic liver disease characterized by the replacement of healthy liver tissue with scar tissue, leading to a loss of liver function. This scarring, or fibrosis, is caused by a variety of factors, including chronic alcohol abuse, viral hepatitis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and autoimmune liver diseases. As the liver becomes increasingly damaged, it becomes less able to perform its many functions, such as filtering toxins from the blood, producing bile to aid in digestion, and regulating blood sugar levels. This can lead to a range of symptoms, including fatigue, weakness, abdominal pain, jaundice, and confusion. In advanced cases, liver cirrhosis can lead to liver failure, which can be life-threatening. Treatment options for liver cirrhosis depend on the underlying cause and may include lifestyle changes, medications, and in some cases, liver transplantation.
Tylosin is an antibiotic medication that is used to treat bacterial infections in animals, including cattle, swine, poultry, and fish. It is a macrolide antibiotic that works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria by interfering with their ability to synthesize proteins. Tylosin is commonly used to treat respiratory infections, such as pneumonia and bronchitis, as well as enteric infections, such as diarrhea and colibacillosis. It is also used to treat skin infections, such as mastitis in dairy cows. In humans, tylosin is not approved for use as an antibiotic due to concerns about its potential to cause allergic reactions and other side effects. However, it is used as a feed additive in animal agriculture to prevent and treat bacterial infections in livestock.
Amebicides are medications used to treat infections caused by amebae, which are single-celled organisms that can cause diseases such as amoebic dysentery, amoebic liver abscess, and amoebic brain abscess. Amebicides work by killing or inhibiting the growth of amebae, thereby eliminating the infection. Some common amebicides include metronidazole, tinidazole, and quiniodochlor. These medications are typically prescribed by a healthcare provider and may be taken orally or intravenously, depending on the severity of the infection. It is important to follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider when taking amebicides to ensure that the infection is effectively treated.
A periapical abscess is a collection of pus that forms in the tissue surrounding the root of a tooth. It occurs when there is an infection in the pulp chamber of the tooth, which is the soft tissue inside the tooth that contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. The infection can spread through the root canal and into the surrounding bone, causing inflammation and the formation of an abscess. Symptoms of a periapical abscess may include pain, swelling, redness, and warmth in the affected area of the face, as well as sensitivity to heat and cold. In some cases, the abscess may drain on its own through a small opening in the gum, but it is important to seek medical treatment to prevent the infection from spreading further. Treatment for a periapical abscess typically involves root canal therapy, which involves removing the infected pulp and cleaning and shaping the inside of the tooth to prevent further infection. In some cases, antibiotics may be prescribed to help control the infection before or after the root canal procedure. If the abscess is very large or if there is significant bone loss, surgery may be necessary to remove the abscess and repair the damaged bone.
A retropharyngeal abscess is a collection of pus that forms in the space behind the pharynx, which is the back of the throat. It is a serious medical condition that requires prompt diagnosis and treatment. The retropharyngeal space is a potential space that extends from the base of the skull to the top of the first thoracic vertebra. It contains fat, lymph nodes, and other structures. When this space becomes infected, it can lead to the formation of an abscess. Retropharyngeal abscesses are most commonly caused by bacterial infections, such as streptococcus or staphylococcus. They can also be caused by viral infections or fungal infections. Symptoms of a retropharyngeal abscess may include difficulty swallowing, fever, neck pain, and a sore throat. In severe cases, the abscess can cause difficulty breathing or swallowing, which can be life-threatening. Diagnosis of a retropharyngeal abscess typically involves a physical examination, imaging tests such as a CT scan or MRI, and a biopsy to confirm the presence of an abscess. Treatment of a retropharyngeal abscess typically involves antibiotics to treat the underlying infection, and drainage of the abscess through a surgical procedure. In some cases, hospitalization may be necessary for intravenous antibiotics and close monitoring.
A subphrenic abscess is a collection of pus that forms in the space between the diaphragm and the liver or spleen. It is a serious medical condition that requires prompt diagnosis and treatment. Subphrenic abscesses can be caused by a variety of factors, including bacterial infections, trauma, and cancer. Symptoms of a subphrenic abscess may include abdominal pain, fever, nausea, and vomiting. Treatment typically involves antibiotics to treat the underlying infection and, in some cases, surgery to drain the abscess.，，。
Metronidazole is an antibiotic medication that is commonly used to treat a variety of bacterial and protozoal infections. It is particularly effective against anaerobic bacteria, which are bacteria that thrive in oxygen-poor environments. Metronidazole is often used to treat infections of the gastrointestinal tract, such as giardiasis and trichomoniasis, as well as infections of the vagina, skin, and respiratory tract. It is also sometimes used to treat infections caused by certain types of parasites, such as Entamoeba histolytica. Metronidazole is available in various forms, including tablets, capsules, and creams, and is typically taken orally or applied topically. It is important to follow the instructions of your healthcare provider when taking metronidazole, as it can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
A peritonsillar abscess, also known as quinsy, is a bacterial infection that occurs in the space around the tonsils. It is characterized by a painful swelling on one or both sides of the throat, difficulty swallowing, and a fever. The infection is usually caused by streptococcus bacteria, which can spread from the tonsils to the surrounding tissue. Treatment typically involves antibiotics and drainage of the abscess. In severe cases, hospitalization may be necessary.
Fatty liver, also known as hepatic steatosis, is a condition in which excess fat accumulates in the liver cells. It is a common condition that can affect people of all ages and is often associated with obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Fatty liver can be classified into two types: 1. Simple fatty liver: This is the most common type of fatty liver and is characterized by the accumulation of fat in the liver cells. It is usually reversible with lifestyle changes such as weight loss, exercise, and a healthy diet. 2. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD): This type of fatty liver is caused by factors other than alcohol consumption, such as obesity, insulin resistance, and high blood pressure. NAFLD can progress to more severe liver diseases such as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), cirrhosis, and liver cancer. Fatty liver can be diagnosed through blood tests, imaging studies such as ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and liver biopsy. Treatment for fatty liver depends on the underlying cause and may include lifestyle changes, medication, or in severe cases, liver transplantation.
Endophthalmitis is a serious medical condition that occurs when the inner part of the eye, called the vitreous humor, becomes infected or inflamed. This can happen as a result of a bacterial, fungal, or viral infection, or it can be caused by a traumatic injury to the eye. Symptoms of endophthalmitis may include severe eye pain, redness, sensitivity to light, and vision loss. If left untreated, endophthalmitis can lead to permanent vision loss or even blindness. Treatment for endophthalmitis typically involves the use of antibiotics or antifungal medications to fight the infection, as well as surgery to remove any infected or damaged tissue from the eye. It is important to seek medical attention immediately if you suspect that you or someone else may have endophthalmitis, as prompt treatment is crucial for preventing permanent damage to the eye.
Anti-bacterial agents, also known as antibiotics, are medications that are used to treat bacterial infections. They work by killing or inhibiting the growth of bacteria, thereby preventing the spread of the infection. There are several types of anti-bacterial agents, including: 1. Penicillins: These are the first antibiotics discovered and are effective against a wide range of bacteria. 2. Cephalosporins: These are similar to penicillins and are effective against many of the same types of bacteria. 3. Macrolides: These antibiotics are effective against bacteria that are resistant to other antibiotics. 4. Tetracyclines: These antibiotics are effective against a wide range of bacteria and are often used to treat acne. 5. Fluoroquinolones: These antibiotics are effective against a wide range of bacteria and are often used to treat respiratory infections. It is important to note that antibiotics are only effective against bacterial infections and are not effective against viral infections such as the common cold or flu. Additionally, overuse or misuse of antibiotics can lead to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which can be more difficult to treat.
Antibodies, Protozoan refers to a type of antibody that is produced by the immune system in response to infections caused by protozoan parasites. Protozoan parasites are single-celled organisms that can cause a variety of diseases in humans and animals, including malaria, sleeping sickness, and giardiasis. Antibodies are proteins that are produced by immune cells called B cells. They are designed to recognize and bind to specific molecules on the surface of pathogens, such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites. When an antibody binds to a pathogen, it can help to neutralize the pathogen or mark it for destruction by other immune cells. Antibodies, Protozoan are specific to the antigens found on the surface of protozoan parasites. They are produced in response to an infection with a specific protozoan parasite and can help to protect the body against future infections with that parasite.
Actinomycosis is a chronic infection caused by the bacterium Actinomyces israelii or other related species. It is a rare but serious condition that can affect various parts of the body, including the skin, respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, and genitourinary tract. Actinomycosis typically presents as a painful, slowly growing mass that may be accompanied by fever, fatigue, and weight loss. The infection can spread through the body, causing abscesses, fistulas, and other complications. Diagnosis of actinomycosis is often difficult, as the symptoms can be similar to those of other infections or diseases. A biopsy of the affected tissue is usually necessary to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment typically involves a combination of antibiotics and surgery to remove the infected tissue. Actinomycosis is more common in people with weakened immune systems, such as those with diabetes, HIV, or cancer. It is also more common in people who smoke or use intravenous drugs.
A periodontal abscess is a collection of pus that forms in the tissues surrounding the teeth, including the gums, bone, and periodontal ligament. It is a common complication of periodontal disease, which is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. Periodontal abscesses can be acute or chronic, and they can occur in one or more areas of the mouth. They are usually caused by a bacterial infection that spreads from the gums to the underlying tissues. The infection can also be caused by trauma to the gums or teeth, or by a foreign object that becomes trapped in the gums. Symptoms of a periodontal abscess may include pain, swelling, redness, and tenderness in the gums, as well as bad breath and fever. If left untreated, the abscess can become infected and spread to other parts of the body, causing more serious health problems. Treatment for a periodontal abscess typically involves draining the pus and removing any infected tissue. This may be done in a dental office using a local anesthetic, or in some cases, the abscess may need to be drained in a hospital setting. Antibiotics may also be prescribed to help control the infection. In addition, treatment for the underlying periodontal disease may be necessary to prevent future abscesses.
Cattle diseases refer to any illness or condition that affects cattle, which are domesticated animals commonly raised for meat, milk, and other products. These diseases can be caused by a variety of factors, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and environmental conditions. In the medical field, cattle diseases are typically studied and treated by veterinarians who specialize in animal health. Some common cattle diseases include bovine respiratory disease (BRD), Johne's disease, foot-and-mouth disease, and mastitis. These diseases can have significant economic impacts on farmers and the cattle industry, as they can lead to decreased productivity, increased mortality rates, and the need for costly treatments. To prevent and control cattle diseases, veterinarians and farmers may use a variety of strategies, including vaccination, proper nutrition and hygiene, and the use of antibiotics and other medications when necessary. Additionally, monitoring and surveillance efforts are often implemented to detect and respond to outbreaks of new or emerging diseases.
Foot rot is a common infection of the feet and legs in livestock, particularly in sheep and cattle. It is caused by a group of anaerobic bacteria that thrive in warm, moist environments, such as those found in the hooves of animals that spend a lot of time standing in water or mud. The symptoms of foot rot include swelling, redness, and warmth in the affected area, as well as a foul odor. The infection can spread quickly and can cause lameness, difficulty walking, and even death if left untreated. Treatment for foot rot typically involves cleaning and drying the affected area, followed by the application of antiseptic ointments or sprays. In severe cases, antibiotics may be necessary to treat the infection. Prevention measures include keeping animals clean and dry, providing good-quality bedding, and avoiding standing in water or mud.
Antiprotozoal agents are medications that are used to treat infections caused by protozoa, which are single-celled organisms that can cause a variety of diseases in humans and animals. Protozoa are a diverse group of organisms that can be found in a wide range of environments, including soil, water, and the bodies of animals and humans. Antiprotozoal agents are used to treat a variety of protozoal infections, including malaria, giardiasis, and toxoplasmosis. These medications work by killing or inhibiting the growth of the protozoa that cause the infection. They are typically administered orally or by injection, and the specific medication and dosage will depend on the type of infection and the severity of the illness. It is important to note that antiprotozoal agents can have side effects, and they may not be effective against all types of protozoal infections. It is important to follow the instructions of a healthcare provider when taking these medications and to seek medical attention if you experience any adverse effects.
Bacteroides infections are a type of bacterial infection caused by the bacterium Bacteroides fragilis or other species of the Bacteroides genus. These bacteria are commonly found in the human gut and are usually harmless, but in some cases, they can cause infections in other parts of the body. Bacteroides infections can occur in a variety of locations, including the respiratory tract, urinary tract, skin, and soft tissues. They can also cause infections in the bloodstream, which can be life-threatening if left untreated. Symptoms of Bacteroides infections can vary depending on the location of the infection, but may include fever, chills, fatigue, pain, and swelling. In some cases, the infection may be asymptomatic and only discovered through routine medical testing. Diagnosis of Bacteroides infections typically involves culture and identification of the bacteria from a sample of the infected tissue or fluid. Treatment typically involves antibiotics, although the specific antibiotic used may depend on the location and severity of the infection. It is important to note that Bacteroides infections are relatively uncommon and are usually only seen in people with weakened immune systems or other underlying medical conditions. However, they can be serious and should be treated promptly by a healthcare professional.
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is a type of liver damage that occurs as a result of taking medications or other substances. It can range from mild to severe and can be caused by a variety of drugs, including antibiotics, painkillers, and certain herbal supplements. DILI can present with a range of symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), and dark urine. In severe cases, DILI can lead to liver failure, which can be life-threatening. Diagnosis of DILI typically involves a combination of clinical examination, laboratory tests, and imaging studies. Treatment may involve discontinuing the suspected drug, administering supportive care, and in severe cases, liver transplantation. Preventing DILI involves careful monitoring of patients who are taking medications that have the potential to cause liver damage, as well as educating patients about the potential risks and symptoms of DILI.
Empyema is a medical condition characterized by the accumulation of pus in the pleural cavity, which is the space between the lungs and the chest wall. The condition is typically caused by an infection, such as pneumonia or tuberculosis, that spreads to the pleural space and causes inflammation and fluid buildup. Empyema can be classified as either primary or secondary. Primary empyema occurs when the infection originates in the pleural space, while secondary empyema occurs when the infection spreads from another part of the body, such as the lungs or the bloodstream, to the pleural space. Symptoms of empyema may include chest pain, fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Treatment typically involves antibiotics to treat the underlying infection, as well as drainage of the fluid from the pleural space. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the infected tissue or drain the fluid.，empyema，、。
Iodoquinol is a medication that is used to treat certain types of infections, including bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, and amoebic dysentery. It is a quinolone antiseptic that works by killing bacteria and other microorganisms. It is usually administered as a vaginal cream or suppository, and is typically used for short-term treatment. It is important to follow the instructions of your healthcare provider when using iodoquinol, as it may have side effects and may not be suitable for everyone.
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- There are several major forms of liver abscess, classified by cause: Pyogenic liver abscess, which is most often polymicrobial, accounts for 80% of hepatic abscess cases in the United States. (wikipedia.org)
- Pyogenic liver abscess is a pus-filled pocket of fluid within the liver. (medlineplus.gov)
- Biliary tract disease is now the most common source of pyogenic liver abscess (PLA). (medscape.com)
- Penetrating hepatic trauma can inoculate organisms directly into the liver parenchyma, resulting in pyogenic liver abscess. (medscape.com)
- Nonpenetrating trauma can also be the precursor to pyogenic liver abscess by causing localized hepatic necrosis, intrahepatic hemorrhage, and bile leakage. (medscape.com)
- The resulting tissue environment permits bacterial growth, which may lead to pyogenic liver abscess. (medscape.com)
- A higher risk for infectious diseases and for pyogenic liver abscess has been reported in patients with prolonged PPI intake. (medscape.com)
- Aim To analyse the effect of PPI treatment on mortality in patients with pyogenic liver abscesses. (medscape.com)
- Methods Between January 2005 and March 2017, one hundred and eighty-one patients with pyogenic liver abscess were retrospectively included in this analysis. (medscape.com)
- Results One hundred patients with pyogenic liver abscess (55.2%) were treated with PPI compared to 81 patients (44.8%) without PPI treatment. (medscape.com)
- Conclusions PPI treatment is associated with higher index mortality in patients with pyogenic liver abscess. (medscape.com)
- Therefore, critical evaluation of the indication for PPI treatment is particularly important in patients at high risk for pyogenic liver abscess. (medscape.com)
- [ 11 , 12 ] Recently, two population-based case-control studies demonstrated a strong association of PPI treatment with the development of pyogenic liver abscesses. (medscape.com)
- [ 13 , 14 ] Since many patients who are hospitalised for pyogenic liver abscess have ongoing PPI treatment and since previous studies have shown an increased mortality in patients with ongoing PPI treatment in infectious diseases, [ 5 ] we set out to analyse the prognostic effect of PPI treatment in patients with newly diagnosed pyogenic liver abscess. (medscape.com)
- Common causes of such fistula include pyogenic liver abscess, amoebic liver abscess, hydatid cyst, and other inflammatory conditions like biliary tree obstruction. (casereports.in)
- Clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes in a cohort of patients with pyogenic and amoebic liver abscess. (bvsalud.org)
- Retrospective review of pyogenic (PLA) or amoebic liver abscesses (ALA) diagnosed and treated at a major infectious diseases department in London over 9 years. (bvsalud.org)
- We conducted a retrospective search for factors that might be associated with these complications of pyogenic liver abscess. (tmu.edu.tw)
- A total of 23 cases with septic metastatic lesions from pyogenic liver abscess were found between 1981 and 1987, and 164 cases of pyogenic liver abscess without septic metastatic lesions were identified as a comparison group. (tmu.edu.tw)
Effects of liver abscess3
- Although the effects of liver abscess occurrence in relation to meat quality are still unclear, results from this study provide a conceptual foundation for additional research to be explored on meat quality. (unl.edu)
- What Are the Long-Term Effects of Liver Abscess? (psychreg.org)
- In this comprehensive blog article, we will delve into the long-term effects of liver abscess, explore the treatment options available, discuss preventive measures to reduce the risk and highlight the way forward for those affected by this condition. (psychreg.org)
- Risk factors for developing liver abscess can be due to infection, post-procedural infection and metastasis such as primary liver tumours, liver metastasis, biliary procedures, biliary injuries, biliary tract disease, appendicitis, and diverticulitis. (wikipedia.org)
- Infections of the liver and biliary system (liver abscess, cholangitis, cholecystitis). (medlineplus.gov)
- With a biliary source, abscesses usually are multiple, unless they are associated with surgical interventions or indwelling biliary stents. (medscape.com)
- Diagnostic criteria are destruction of intrahepatic bile ducts in a centripetal direction, no extrahepatic involvement, vanishing bile ducts, biliary cast syndrome, and multifocal peribiliary abscesses. (medscape.com)
- Amoebic liver abscess due to Entamoeba histolytica accounts for 10% of cases. (wikipedia.org)
- Iatrogenic abscess, caused by medical interventions Draining of the abscess and antibiotics: IV metronidazole and third generation cephalosporin/quinolones, β-lactam antibiotics, and aminoglycosides are effective. (wikipedia.org)
- For patient education resources, see the Infections Center and the Digestive Disorders Center , as well as Skin Abscess and Antibiotics . (medscape.com)
- Antibiotics are typically the first line of treatment for liver abscess. (psychreg.org)
- The choice of antibiotics is based on the specific bacteria causing the abscess and may require adjustments based on culture results. (psychreg.org)
- In cases where the abscess is large or not responding to antibiotics alone, drainage may be necessary. (psychreg.org)
- Percutaneous drainage of the abscess was done under ultrasound guidance and the patient was put-on broad-spectrum antibiotics with coverage for anaerobes with covid-19 treatment as per latest protocols of MoHFW. (casereports.in)
- The patient was continued on antibiotics regime for 4 weeks and followed up with serial CT scans to ensure resolution of abscess and fistula. (casereports.in)
- In some cases, liver abscess can recur, leading to multiple episodes of infection and further complications. (psychreg.org)
- In rare cases, liver abscess can lead to complications such as rupture, leading to peritonitis (infection in the abdominal cavity) or the formation of secondary abscesses in other organs. (psychreg.org)
- Computed tomography (CT) scan is an ideal tool for diagnosing the various complications associated with liver abscess. (uthscsa.edu)
- PLA has been reported as a secondary infection of amebic abscess, hydatid cystic cavities, and metastatic and primary hepatic tumors. (medscape.com)
- Suspecting pleuro-pulmonary complication of hepatic abscess, computed tomography imaging of chest with abdomen was done. (casereports.in)
Complication of hepatic2
- The EGG and HM1:IMSS E. histolytica strains and 03C E. dispar were able to cause liver lesions. (fiocruz.br)
- The EGG strain caused extensive hepatic abscesses, and trophozoites were found in the lesions throughout the three periods of study. (fiocruz.br)
- Of the 23 patients with septic metastatic lesions, there were 14 cases (60.8%) of endophthalmitis or uveitis, 10 cases (43.4%) of pulmonary abscess and/or emboli, six cases (26.0%) of brain abscess and/or purulent meningitis, five cases (21.7%) of bacteriuria and/or prostate abscess, two cases (8.6%) of osteomyelitis and/or pyogenic arthritis, and one case (4.3%) of psoas abscess. (tmu.edu.tw)
- We have used serum from patients with amebic liver abscess to investigate the role of antibody in the prevention of invasive amebiasis using the severe combined immunodeficient (SCID) mouse model of Entamoeba histolytica infection. (ajtmh.org)
- The infection and inflammation associated with liver abscess can lead to damage to liver tissue. (psychreg.org)
- Liver abscess can cause the infection to spread to the bloodstream, leading to septicemia or blood poisoning. (psychreg.org)
- This is an Abscess (walled area of infection/pus) in the liver that is caused by the organism Entamoeba histolytica. (findmeacure.com)
- Amebic liver abscess is caused by Entamoeba histolytica, the same organism that causes amebiasis, an intestinal infection. (findmeacure.com)
- The infection occurs worldwide, but is most common in tropical areas where crowded living conditions and poor sanitation exist. (findmeacure.com)
- [ 1 ] In addition, an association of PPI treatment with an increased risk for C. difficile infection, hepatic encephalopathy [ 4 ] and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in patients with liver cirrhosis have been reported. (medscape.com)
- Hepatobronchial fistulas are rare entities.Hepatic abscesses can rupture and spread the infection to the thoracic cavity resulting in the formation of the hepatobronchial fistula rarely. (casereports.in)
- The SCID mice were passively immunized with serum or purified antibody from patients with amebic liver abscess 24 hr prior to the direct intrahepatic challenge with 10 6 virulent E. histolytica trophozoites. (ajtmh.org)
- Five unusual causes of brucellosis were identified: hepatic, epidural and thyroid abscesses, intrahepatic cholestatic liver disease and pancytopenia. (who.int)
- Drug-eluting beads trans-arterial chemoembolization for leiomyosarcoma, liver metastases from colorectal cancer, and for primary and liver-dominant metastatic disease of the liver. (aetna.com)
- Septic metastatic endophthalmitis from Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess, first reported in seven cases treated at the Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, between 1981 and 1985, was seen in six similar cases at the same hospital in the subsequent 2 years. (tmu.edu.tw)
Diagnosis of liver3
- Although many patients have ongoing PPI treatment after diagnosis of liver abscess, there are no data available that focus on the prognostic impact of PPI treatment in these patients. (medscape.com)
- A preliminary diagnosis of liver abscess with covid-19 (positive status) was made. (casereports.in)
- The liver clinic, led by our hepatologist, Dr.Hong and gastroenterologists, Dr.Xia, Dr.Cao and Dr.Sun, collaborates with medical imaging physicians, oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, nutritionists and sport medicine physicians with advanced technology to identify the lesion at its early stage and improve the accuracy and reliability of the diagnosis of liver diseases. (jiahui.com)
- cholangitis, liver abscess, and peritonitis are less common. (msdmanuals.com)
- It is also a known complication of liver transplantation, hepatic artery embolization in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma, and the ingestion of foreign bodies, which penetrate the liver parenchyma. (medscape.com)
- Liver abscess in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma after sorafenib treatment. (korea.ac.kr)
- Dive into the research topics of 'Liver abscess in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma after sorafenib treatment. (korea.ac.kr)
- Major bacterial causes of liver abscess include the following: Streptococcus species (including Enterococcus) Escherichia species Staphylococcus species Klebsiella species (Higher rates in the Far East) Anaerobes (including Bacteroides species) Pseudomonas species Proteus species Entamoeba Histolytica However, as noted above, many cases are polymicrobial. (wikipedia.org)
- Amebic liver abscess is an extraintestinal manifestation caused by a protozoa Entamoeba histolytica . (findmeacure.com)
- The aim of this study was to evaluate E. dispar pathogenicity by comparing it to the pathogenicity of E. histolytica through liver abscesses induced in hamsters. (fiocruz.br)
- Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess, bacteremia, and the underlying diabetes mellitus were significantly more common in the study group than in the comparison group. (tmu.edu.tw)
- Schoenfeld D, Lee D, Arrington JA, Greene J, Klinkova O. Bacillus Cereus bacteremia complicated by brain abscess in a severely immunocompromised patient: Addressing importance of early recognition and challenges in diagnosis. (moffitt.org)
- We present a case of a 22-year-old male, SARS CoV-2 positive patient with liver abscess diagnosed on ultrasonography and clinical symptoms complicated by hepatobronchial fistula confirmed on the CT imaging of thorax and the abdomen. (casereports.in)
- The final diagnosis of hepatobronchial fistula with ruptured liver abscess with covid-19 was made. (casereports.in)
- We describe the clinical features of a cohort of patients with liver abscesses and investigate relationships between clinical, radiological and microbiological findings and mortality . (bvsalud.org)
- Appendicitis was traditionally the major cause of liver abscess. (medscape.com)
- Fungal abscess, most often due to Candida species, accounts for less than 10% of cases. (wikipedia.org)
- Infections in organs in the portal bed can result in a localized septic thrombophlebitis, which can lead to liver abscess. (medscape.com)
- yet, the prevalence of liver abscess has remained relatively unchanged. (medscape.com)
- In addition, the trophozoites can spread hematogenously via the portal circulation to the liver or even to more distant organs (see Pathophysiology). (medscape.com)
- Prolonged abscess presence or recurrent infections can impair liver function and contribute to long-term liver problems. (psychreg.org)
- In asymptomatic infections the amoeba lives by eating and digesting bacteria and food particles in the gut, a part of the gastrointestinal tract . (findmeacure.com)
- Approach to Parasitic Infections Human parasites are organisms that live on or in a person and derive nutrients from that person (its host). (msdmanuals.com)
- A number of common bacteria may cause liver abscesses. (medlineplus.gov)
- Endogenous endophthalmitis and liver abscesses. (qmul.ac.uk)
- Eye aspirate from patient 4, cerebrospinal fluid from patient 9, and lung abscess from patient 23. (cdc.gov)
- Upon colonization of the colonic mucosa, the trophozoite may encyst and is then excreted in the feces, or it may invade the intestinal mucosal barrier and gain access to the bloodstream, whereby it is disseminated to the liver, lung, and other sites. (medscape.com)
- Pre-operative hepatic artery chemoembolization followed by orthotopic liver transplantation for HCC. (aetna.com)
- Pre-operative use as a bridge to orthotopic liver transplantation for HCC. (aetna.com)
- All patients were followed from the time of diagnosis until liver transplantation or death. (medscape.com)
- Amebic liver abscess is a collection of pus in the liver caused by an intestinal parasite.Organisms that carry disease can travel through the blood stream into the liver and form an abscess, a collection of infected tissue and pus. (findmeacure.com)
- Pretreatment T1-weighted images showed a sharply circumscribed, heterogeneous, low-signal-intensity mass, devoid of normal hepatic tissue and corresponding to the abscess cavity as measured sonographically. (elsevierpure.com)
- T2-weighted images showed the abscess cavity as a hyperintense region and also showed a larger region of hyperintensity extending from the cavity margins to the liver surface, corresponding to edematous but morphologically normal liver tissue. (elsevierpure.com)
- With successful treatment, concentric rings corresponding to (a) an inner margin of inflamed granulation tissue, (b) bands of type I collagen, and (c) the outer margin of atrophic and/or mildly inflamed liver tissue became prominent on T1- anjd T2-weighted images. (elsevierpure.com)
- This Clinical Policy Bulletin addresses treatment approaches for liver and other neoplasms. (aetna.com)
- Ultrasound abdomen was suggestive of an ill-defined heteroechoic lesion in the right lobe of the liver of approximately 1.5×1 cm with no free fluid in peritoneum. (casereports.in)
- 16S rRNA analysis of abscess fluid has a role in improving microbiological diagnosis in culture -negative cases. (bvsalud.org)
- Magnetic resonance images were obtained before and after treatment in 17 patients with 29 amebic liver abscesses. (elsevierpure.com)
- Treatment usually consists of placing a tube through the skin into the liver to drain the abscess. (medlineplus.gov)
- The treatment approach for liver abscess depends on several factors, including the size and location of the abscess, the presence of any underlying conditions and the overall health of the individual. (psychreg.org)
- A medicine called metronidazole ( Flagyl ) is the usual treatment for liver abscess. (findmeacure.com)
- After treatment, the abscess cavity became homogeneously hypointense on T1-weighted images, corresponding to liquefaction of the abscess center. (elsevierpure.com)
- For treatment of neuroendocrine cancers (i.e., carcinoid tumors and pancreatic endocrine tumors) involving the liver. (aetna.com)
- Chemoembolization (CE) for other indications including palliative treatment of liver metastases from other non-neuroendocrine primaries (e.g., breast cancer, cervical cancer, colon cancer, esophageal cancer, melanoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, or unknown primaries) and CE of the pancreas for pancreatic cancer. (aetna.com)
- Electro-coagulation for the treatment of liver metastases. (aetna.com)
- Intra-hepatic chemotherapy for other indications not listed above, including treatment of liver primaries or metastases from other primaries (e.g., breast) besides colorectal cancer. (aetna.com)
- Liver abscess can present with a variety of symptoms, although some individuals may be asymptomatic. (psychreg.org)
- Persistent or sharp pain in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen is a common symptom of liver abscess. (psychreg.org)
- Ingested A. lumbricoides eggs hatch in the duodenum, and the resulting larvae penetrate the wall of the small bowel and migrate via the portal circulation through the liver to the heart and lungs. (msdmanuals.com)
- Trauma and secondarily infected liver pathology account for a small percentage of liver abscess cases. (medscape.com)
- Intra-hepatic microspheres for metastases from esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, uveal melanom a, liver metastases of pancreatic adenocarcinoma, and other indications not listed above. (aetna.com)