Pyogenic liver abscess in beta-thalassemia major--report of two cases.

@article{Hwang1994PyogenicLA,
  title={Pyogenic liver abscess in beta-thalassemia major--report of two cases.},
  author={C. F. Hwang and Chin Yun Lee and Ping I Lee and Jonathan M. Chen and K H Lli and David T. Lin and Mei Hwei Chang},
  journal={Zhonghua Minguo xiao er ke yi xue hui za zhi [Journal]. Zhonghua Minguo xiao er ke yi xue hui},
  year={1994},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={466-70}
}
Pyogenic liver abscess, which may lead to devastating consequences, is an uncommon medical problem in pediatrics and has generally been reported in compromised hosts. This article describes two patients with beta-thalassemia major and hemochromatosis complicated by Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess. One of the patients had severe complications, including subphrenic abscess, pleural effusion and meningitis. To present knowledge, the occurrence of K. pneumoniae liver abscess in patients with… CONTINUE READING