Pyogenic liver abscess
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Pyogenic liver abscess is a pus-filled area in the liver.
There are many potential causes of liver abscesses, including:
Abdominal infection, such as appendicitis, diverticulitis, or a perforated bowel
Infection in the blood
Infection of the bile draining tubes
Recent endoscopy of the bile draining tubes
Trauma that damages the liver
The most common bacteria that cause liver abscesses are:
In most cases, more than one type of bacteria is found.