An unusual autopsy case of pyogenic liver abscess caused by periodontal bacteria.

@article{Ohyama2009AnUA,
  title={An unusual autopsy case of pyogenic liver abscess caused by periodontal bacteria.},
  author={Hideki Ohyama and Keiji Nakasho and Koji Yamanegi and Yuichiro Noiri and Ayako Kuhara and Nahoko Kato-Kogoe and Naoko Yamada and Masaki Hata and Fusanori Nishimura and Shigeyuki Ebisu and Nobuyuki Terada},
  journal={Japanese journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={62 5},
  pages={381-3}
}
Pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) formation is thought to originate from the transmission of infection via three major routes including the biliary tract, portal vein and hepatic artery. However, about 50% of PLA cases are considered to be cryptogenic. Here we report an unusual autopsy case of PLA associated with periodontopathic bacterial infection. A 59-year-old female suddenly developed cardiopulmonary arrest and died. Despite macroscopic and microscopic examinations, the infectious routes and… CONTINUE READING