Accompanying Photo caption: CT scan showing E. histolytica liver abscess. RELATED PHOTO IS PHOTOMICROGRAPH, NOT CT SCAN. G
Microbiology of liver abscesses
Bacterial, parasitic, and fungal organisms can all cause liver abscesses. History, including travel history, is very important in deciphering which organisms are present.
Question 1: What is the most common cause of an amoebic liver abscess worldwide?
B. Klebsiella pneumoniae
C. Entamoeba histolytica
D. Escherichia coli