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How does appendicitis infection cause a liver abscess?

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Dr. Mary Maluccio
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mary Maluccio
Dr. Mary Maluccio
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Bacterial spread

Bacteria can enter the blood stream from an infected focus like appendicitis and progress upwards to the liver where an abscess can form.

In brief: Bacterial spread

Bacteria can enter the blood stream from an infected focus like appendicitis and progress upwards to the liver where an abscess can form.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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