Pyogenic liver abscess: recent trends in etiology and mortality.

  title={Pyogenic liver abscess: recent trends in etiology and mortality.},
  author={Joseph Rahimian and Tina Wilson and Valerie Oram and Robert S. Holzman},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={39 11},
BACKGROUND Pyogenic liver abscess, a potentially life-threatening disease, has undergone significant changes in epidemiology, management, and mortality over the past several decades. METHODS We reviewed the data for patients admitted to Bellevue Hospital and New York University Downtown Hospital (New York, New York) over a 10-year period. RESULTS Of 79 cases reviewed, 43% occurred in patients with underlying biliary disease. The most common symptoms were fever, chills, and right upper… CONTINUE READING
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