Prospective study ofStreptococcus milleri hepatic abscess

  title={Prospective study ofStreptococcus milleri hepatic abscess},
  author={Juan Carlos Corredoira and Emilio V. Casariego and Christophe Moreno and Luis Angel Pereyra Villanueva and Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} L{\'o}pez Alvarez and Jos{\'e} Varela and Azucena Rodr{\'i}guez and P S{\'a}nchez Alonso and Amparo Coira},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
Thirty-seven cases of microbiologically demonstrated pyogenic hepatic abscess were observed in a prospective study over a seven-year period. Biliary disease was the most common source of liver abscess (42%).Streptococcus milleri was the most common cause of hepatic abscess, accounting for 51% of the cases. Hepatic abscess is due toStreptococcus milleri clinically distinct from other forms of pyogenic liver abscess due to its torpid nature and the longer duration of its symptoms [42 vs. 11 days… CONTINUE READING