A 32-year-old member asked:
I was wondering what are some reasons for a 75 year old man to develop an abdominal abscess?
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Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Usually GI tract: At any age, abdominal abscess almost always is from introduction of contaminated material into the abdominal cavity. Usually it's from the gastrointestinal tract, like a perforated ulcer, diverticulitis, apendicitis etc; sometimes from a GI malignancy like stomach or colon cancer. Pancreatitis and gall bladder disease are occasional causes. Also, in women, a pelvic organ like fallopian tube.
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Last updated May 25, 2015
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