Galen L. Barbour, M.D.; Kerrison Juniper Jr., M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Thirty-three amebic and 33 pyogenic liver abscesses have been seen at 3 Little Rock hospitals since 1940. This paper compared the clinical findings in these two diseases from the standpoint of differential diagnosis and treatment. Pyogenic abscesses were due to coliform bacteria from the biliary tract in 30% of cases; the abscesses were more frequently multiple and involved both lobes of the liver. Secondary bacterial infection was found in only one of the amebic abscesses. Both types of abscess were found most often in patients in their fifties and sixties, but only amebic abscesses showed a race-sex predilection for negro
Barbour GL, Juniper K. Clinical Findings in Amebic and Pyogenic Liver Abscess.. Ann Intern Med. 1970;72:791. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-791_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):791.
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