Article: article from journal or magazin.
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Abcès hépatiques: prise en charge pratique. [Liver abscess: a practical approach]
Schweizerische Rundschau fur Medizin Praxis
Case Reports Comparative Study English Abstract Journal Article --- Old month value: Oct 8
The management of a liver abscess suspected on the basis of clinical and radiological findings is radically different depending on its amoebic or pyogenic etiology. Medical management is usually enough to treat amoebic abscess, the prognosis of which is excellent while percutaneous aspiration puncture, drainage and antibiotics is the rule in pyogenic abscess, the prognosis of which depends on the quickness of diagnosis and risk factors associated. This article first relates a case of liver abscess we had in our service and then propose, on the basis of a literature review, a synthesis of the different characteristics, diagnostic and therapeutic approaches and follow-up of amoebic and pyogenic liver abscesses.
Adult Age Factors Amebicides/administration & dosage/therapeutic use Anti-Infective Agents/administration & dosage/therapeutic use Bacteria/isolation & purification Diagnosis, Differential Female Follow-Up Studies Humans Incidence Liver Abscess/diagnosis/epidemiology/microbiology *Liver Abscess, Amebic/diagnosis/drug therapy/radiography Male Metronidazole/administration & dosage/therapeutic use Middle Aged Paromomycin/administration & dosage/therapeutic use Prevalence Prognosis Sex Factors Time Factors Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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