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Infections

  • William P. LongmireJr.
  • Ronald K. Tompkins
Part of the Comprehensive Manuals of Surgical Specialties book series (CMSS)

Abstract

Nonparasitic liver abscess is infrequently seen by any single surgeon in practice. However, collected series reported by DeBakey and Jordan [7] and Rubin et al. [18] indicate that the incidence of the disease remains the same as it was 50 years ago, that is, around 1 in 10,000 hospital admissions. The mortality rate remains high, ranging from 36% to 91%. However, the etiology of the disease, its clinical presentation, and the bacteriology have changed considerably over this period of time.

Keywords

Hydatid Cyst Liver Abscess Hydatid Disease Hepatic Abscess Pyogenic Liver Abscess 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • William P. LongmireJr.
    • 1
  • Ronald K. Tompkins
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.UCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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