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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: hepatic abscess?

What is the definition or description of: hepatic abscess?

Hepatic abscess: Hepatic abscess is a pus-filled mass inside the liver. The most common causes are abdominal infections such as appendicitis or diverticulitis due to haematogenous spread through the venous system. ...Read more

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Can trauma cause hepatic abscess?

Can trauma cause hepatic abscess?

Yes: Trauma can injure the liver, causing devitalized tissue which can get infected resulting in abscess, but this is not the usual scenario. If the liver is injured, fluid or blood can collect around or within the liver, which can secondarily get infected and result in an abscess. Depending on the size and presentation, drainage and antibiotics are often indicated. ...Read more

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Could a fist strike cause hepatic abscess?

Unlikely: Unless the trauma was so severe that actual liver damage and injury occurred that caused a hematoma to form in the liver that then later became secondarily infected to cause an abscess.... That seems like an unlikely scenario but I guess not impossible. ...Read more

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What afoods are good for the recovery of aspirated hepatic abscess?

What afoods are good for the recovery of aspirated hepatic abscess?

Other than: Balanced diet with adequate calories and protein to maintain your immune response, I am not aware of any diet that will help this condition specifically. ...Read more

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Have hepatic abscess. Is amoxicillin used to treat?

Have hepatic abscess. Is amoxicillin used to treat?

Reasonable: We will often do one of several things when treating a liver abscess, one being to pull off some of the fluid and send it for culture. This will identify the bacteria involved. Amoxicillin is a reasonable choice as long as there is evidence that the bacteria involved are sensitive to this antibiotic. ...Read more

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Upper respiratory tract infections and hepatic abscess. Can amoxicillin treat this?

Upper respiratory tract infections and hepatic abscess. Can amoxicillin treat this?

Need more than that: Amoxicilline is not the drug of choice, depends on culture and sensitivity, especially hepatic abscess (and the cause of it, may need intervention). ...Read more

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What is liver abscess?

What is liver abscess?

Pus: In the liver. Usually caused by spread of a distant infection, it can also form after parasite infections of the GI tract or even tumors of the liver that grow too fast and die (necrosis). Management is with antibiotics and percutaneous drainage, rarely needs open surgery. ...Read more

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What's a liver abscess?

What's a liver abscess?

Infection: Very simply, it is an infection within the liver, usually described as a pus-filled mass. ...Read more

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Can you get liver abscess without having symptoms?

Can you get liver abscess without having symptoms?

Yes; need followup: Liver abscesses are not normal. Even when asymptomatic or small, followup is necesssary to prove resolution. A source of infection helps us feel confident that we understand the risk factors associated with their development. When symptoms develop, they are usually not subtle and include pain, fevers, nausea, and overall feeling unwell. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for liver abscess?

What is the treatment for liver abscess?

It depend on the: Abcess and were is located, some time we use surgery some we treat with antbiotics. ...Read more

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Is liver abscess often fatal?

Is liver abscess often fatal?

No: Not often. Antibiotics work most of the time, and surgery plus antibiotics for the remainder. It is rarely fatal.. ...Read more

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What causes an amoebic liver abscess?

Amoebiasis: Entamoeba histolytica creates disease in the colon and can disseminate from there via the blood stream or lymphatics to many areas of the body, the liver being one of the more common locations. This bug is a protozoan which is generally transmitted by the fecal oral route, often through contaminated water. ...Read more

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Relation of liver abscess and diabetes?

Relation of liver abscess and diabetes?

Very rare in the USA: Pyogenic liver abscess (pla) is a rare, life-threatening disease with an increasing rate of incidence. Case reports from east asia suggest that diabetes mellitus is an important risk factor, but formal evidence is limited. ...Read more

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Why is there a headache with liver abscess?

Liver ABSCESS: You can have fever, body ache and yes headache with any systemic infection and it can happen with liver absccess as well. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a liver abscess and cirrhosis?

What is the difference between a liver abscess and cirrhosis?

Infection: Cirrhosis is scarring in the liver from chronic scarring over years of life. Liver disease associated with chronic inflammation and infection (primary scerosing cholangitis) can cause both abscess formation and scarring. Liver abscesses are pockets of infection within the liver substance and can certainly form without underlying liver disease or scarring. ...Read more

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Is it a protozoa which causes amebic dysentery and liver abscess?

Yes: Yes, entamoeba histolytica is the protozoan parasite that causes both diseases. ...Read more

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How does appendicitis infection cause a liver abscess?

How does appendicitis infection cause a liver abscess?

Blood: The liver is the first line of defense for infection draining from the intestines including the appendix. For this reason, several types of infection in the intestine can cause liver abscesses, the two most common are appendicitis and diverticulitis. ...Read more

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What protozoa cause amebic dysentery and liver abscess.?

What protozoa cause amebic dysentery and liver abscess.?

Entamoeba: The name of the organism is entamoeba histolytica. ...Read more

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Hepatic Abscess (Definition)

Hepatic abscess is a pus-filled mass inside the liver. The most common causes are abdominal infections such as appendicitis or diverticulitis due to haematogenous spread ...Read more


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Liver Abscess (Definition)

Collection of pus in the liver. It could ...Read more