Liver abscess in inflammatory bowel disease: report of two cases and review of the literature.
ABSTRACT Hepatic abscesses are a rare complication of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Despite the fact that certain hepatobiliary complications of IBD, including cholelithiasis, primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and cholangiocarcinoma predispose patients with IBD to ascending cholangitis, previously published data does not demonstrate that biliary infection is an important mechanism underlying liver abscess development in these patients. We describe two patients with inflammatory bowel disease, both with PSC, who developed multiple liver abscesses, and review the literature on liver abscesses in association with inflammatory bowel disease.
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ABSTRACT: Pyogenic liver abscesses (PLA) are important entities that require rapid diagnosis and treatment because of the significant associated morbidity and mortality. The epidemiologic, clinical, and prognostic features of PLA have changed over time since the advent of antibiotics, advances in noninvasive imaging techniques, and surgical and non-surgical treatments. Certain predisposing factors have been recognized such as age greater than 50 years, presence of hepatobiliary disease, and systemic illness such as diabetes mellitus and malignancy. We describe a case of a young, healthy woman, with no significant risk factors or comorbidities, who developed multiple hepatic abscesses as a result of a chronic inflammatory process in the cecum and appendix, with features consistent with an initial presentation of Crohn's disease.Tennessee medicine: journal of the Tennessee Medical Association 12/2002; 95(11):463-4.
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