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Liver abscess
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 K75.0
ICD-9 572.0
DiseasesDB 22094
eMedicine med/1316
MeSH D008100

A liver abscess is a pus-filled mass inside or attached to the liver. Common causes are an abdominal infection such as appendicitis or diverticulitis. With treatment, the death rate is 10-30%.[1]

Types

There are three major forms of liver abscess, classified by etiology:

References

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