Septic Metastatic Lesions of Pyogenic Liver Abscess

Their Association With Klebsiella pneumoniae Bacteremia in Diabetic Patients

Deh Lin Cheng, Yung Ching Liu, Muh Yong Yen, Yung Cheng Liu, Ran Shang Wang

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Abstract

Septic metastatic endophthalmitis from Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess, first reported in seven cases treated at the Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, between 1981 and 1985, was seen in six similar cases at the same hospital in the subsequent 2 years. We conducted a retrospective search for factors that might be associated with these complications of pyogenic liver abscess. A total of 23 cases with septic metastatic lesions from pyogenic liver abscess were found between 1981 and 1987, and 164 cases of pyogenic liver abscess without septic metastatic lesions were identified as a comparison group. Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess, bacteremia, and the underlying diabetes mellitus were significantly more common in the study group than in the comparison group. Of the 23 patients with septic metastatic lesions, there were 14 cases (60.8%) of endophthalmitis or uveitis, 10 cases (43.4%) of pulmonary abscess and/or emboli, six cases (26.0%) of brain abscess and/or purulent meningitis, five cases (21.7%) of bacteriuria and/or prostate abscess, two cases (8.6%) of osteomyelitis and/or pyogenic arthritis, and one case (4.3%) of psoas abscess.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1557-1559
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Volume151
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Pyogenic Liver Abscess
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Bacteremia
Liver Abscess
Endophthalmitis
Psoas Abscess
Veterans Hospitals
Lung Abscess
Bacteriuria
Brain Abscess
Uveitis
Osteomyelitis
Embolism
Taiwan
Meningitis
General Hospitals
Abscess
Arthritis
Prostate
Diabetes Mellitus

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Septic Metastatic Lesions of Pyogenic Liver Abscess : Their Association With Klebsiella pneumoniae Bacteremia in Diabetic Patients. / Cheng, Deh Lin; Liu, Yung Ching; Yen, Muh Yong; Liu, Yung Cheng; Wang, Ran Shang.

In: Archives of Internal Medicine, Vol. 151, No. 8, 1991, p. 1557-1559.

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