Denture-Associated Oral Microbiome and Periodontal Disease Causing an Anaerobic Pyogenic Liver Abscess in an Immunocompetent Patient: A Case report and Review of the Literature.
- Muhammad Bader Hammami,
- Elizabeth M Noonan,
- Anuj Chhaparia,
- Feras Al Khatib,
- Juri Bassuner,
- Christine Hachem
Gastroenterology Res 2018 Jun 31;11(3):241-246. Epub 2018 May 31.
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA.
Pyogenic liver abscesses (PLA) develop from the spread of infection through the portal circulation, biliary infections or arterial hematogenous seeding in the setting of systemic infections. PLA are often poly-microbial and are uncommonly reported to be due to anaerobic species. We report the case of a previously healthy, immunocompetent 63-year-old man with hepatic abscesses as a result of periodontal disease. Read More