What is the microbiology of liver abscess?


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?

A. Echinococcus

B. Klebsiella pneumoniae

C. Entamoeba histolytica

D. Escherichia coli

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