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Case Report of Primary Lung Abscesses Due to Hypervirulent (Serotype K2, Sequence Type 375): an Emerging Isolate in Okinawa, Japan.

Infect Drug Resist 2020 10;13:1691-1695. Epub 2020 Jun 10.

Department of Infectious, Respiratory and Digestive Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa 903-0215, Japan.

Hypervirulent (HV-KP) is typically associated with community-acquired liver abscess and bacteremia with metastatic infection; however, primary lung abscess (PLA) caused by HV-KP is rare, with only one such case report to date. A 69-year-old man with a history of diabetes mellitus (DM) was admitted to hospital complaining of slight bloody sputum. Chest imaging showed multiple consolidations with cavities in both lung fields. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IDR.S252251DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7293903PMC

Travel history can make the difference.

Acta Gastroenterol Belg 2020 Apr-Jun;83(2):334-336

Clinical Laboratory of Microbiology, OLVZ Aalst, Aalst, Belgium.

Entamoeba histolytica infections are rare in developed countries such as Belgium. A 53-year-old female patient presented with 10 days of fever and mild persisting pain in the right hypochondriac despite 6 days of antibiotic therapy. The anamnesis further revealed that the patient was born in Colombia and visits her native country on a regular basis. Read More

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Corneal Endotheliitis Associated with a Methicillin Resistant Pyogenic Liver Abscess.

J Clin Exp Immunol 2020 13;5(3):120-122. Epub 2020 May 13.

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Endotheliitis is the inflammation of the corneal endothelium resulting in edema and subsequent loss of vision. Bacterial causes of corneal inflammation primarily of the epithelium with subsequent, secondary involvement of the endothelium have previously been described. Notably, however, there are no reports of isolated endotheliitis related to a bacterial pathogen. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.33140/jcei.05.03.03DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7319184PMC

Tuberculosis Presenting as Hepatic and Splenic Microabscesses.

Cureus 2020 May 23;12(5):e8247. Epub 2020 May 23.

Internal Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, IND.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem in developing countries. It can affect any organ of the body, and can have a multitude of clinical presentations. We present the case of a 22-year-old male who presented with fever, abdominal pain, and weight loss, and was found to have enlarged liver and spleen, both studded with multiple microabscesses. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.8247DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7308814PMC

Liver Abscess and Bacteremia in a Sashimi Lover: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Open Forum Infect Dis 2020 Jun 6;7(6):ofaa212. Epub 2020 Jun 6.

Department of Infectious Diseases, The University of Tokyo Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

is a foodborne pathogen known to cause a cholera-like gastroenteritis syndrome. Here we report the first case of liver abscess and bacteremia presumed to be from sashimi, a Japanese raw seafood delicacy. We also provide a literature review of reported cases of extra-intestinal diseases including bacteremia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofaa212DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7305699PMC

The Genus : Gut Bacteria With Emerging Implications to Inflammation, Cancer, and Mental Health.

Front Immunol 2020 9;11:906. Epub 2020 Jun 9.

Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Disease, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, United States.

is a relatively new genus of bacteria isolated primarily from medical clinical samples, although at a low rate compared to other genus members of the phylum, which are highly relevant in dysbiosis and disease. According to the taxonomy database at The National Center for Biotechnology Information, the genus consists of 13 species: , and and , and the subspecies subspecies vulgaris (vs. subsp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2020.00906DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7296073PMC

[Gallbladder Perforation after Transarterial Chemoembolization in a Patient with a Huge Hepatocellular Carcinoma].

Korean J Gastroenterol 2020 Jun;75(6):351-355

Departments of Radiology, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.

Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is a common treatment for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The most common complications after TACE are non-specific symptoms called post-embolization syndrome, such as abdominal pain or fever. Rare complications, such as liver failure, liver abscess, sepsis, pulmonary embolism, cholecystitis, can also occur. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4166/kjg.2020.75.6.351DOI Listing

Liver Abscess due to : A Clinical Rarity.

Case Rep Infect Dis 2020 2;2020:1572023. Epub 2020 Jun 2.

Department of Gastroenterology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar-751019, Odisha, India.

We report a case of pyogenic liver abscess caused by a rare causative agent, . A 45-year-old man with underlying uncontrolled diabetes mellitus who had stopped taking his daily dose of insulin since the last 4 days, presented with pain in the abdominal area of one-day duration. Upon his admission to achieve diabetic control, a routine ultrasound examination of abdomen revealed incidentally, a large abscess in the left lobe of the liver with impending rupture. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2020/1572023DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7288222PMC

Abdominal Manifestations of Sickle Cell Disease.

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2020 Jun 1. Epub 2020 Jun 1.

Department of Radiology and Imaging, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA.

Sickle cell disease is a debilitating hematologic process that affects the entire body. Disease manifestations in the abdomen most commonly result from vaso-occlusion, hemolysis, or infection due to functional asplenia. Organ specific manifestations include those involving the liver (eg, hepatopathy, iron deposition), gallbladder (eg, stone formation), spleen (eg, infarction, abscess formation, sequestration), kidneys (eg, papillary necrosis, infarction), pancreas (eg, pancreatitis), gastrointestinal tract (eg, infarction), reproductive organs (eg, priapism, testicular atrophy), bone (eg, marrow changes, avascular necrosis), vasculature (eg, vasculopathy), and lung bases (eg, acute chest syndrome, infarction). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1067/j.cpradiol.2020.05.012DOI Listing

Gastric tuberculosis mimicking liver abscess - A case report.

Indian J Tuberc 2020 Apr 1;67(2):274-276. Epub 2020 Feb 1.

Department of Gastroenterology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Science, Raibareli Road, Lucknow 226014, India.

Tuberculosis of the stomach is quite rare, both as a primary or secondary infection. It has varied presentation ranging from non-specific abdominal pain and constitutional symptoms to hematemesis, gastric outlet obstruction and pyrexia of unknown origin. Here, we report a rare, interesting case of locally advanced gastric tuberculosis, which morphologically mimicked liver abscess initially in a young, immunocompetent patient presenting with fever and abdominal pain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijtb.2020.01.012DOI Listing

Pyogenic Liver Abscesses Caused by Acute Appendicitis: Frequency and Diagnostic and Therapeutic Recommendations.

Surg Infect (Larchmt) 2020 Jun 17. Epub 2020 Jun 17.

Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany.

Pyogenic liver abscesses (PLA) are caused by biliary diseases or hematogenous spreading of mostly intra-abdominal infections. Liver abscesses resulted in hematogenous spreading of infections via the portal vein, such as abscesses caused by acute appendicitis. Pyogenic liver abscesses associated with appendicitis have rarely been described in the literature, especially in adults. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/sur.2019.366DOI Listing

Clinical prediction of complicated appendicitis: A case-control study utilizing logistic regression.

World J Clin Cases 2020 Jun;8(11):2127-2136

Department of General Medicine and Emergency Care, Toho University School of Medicine, Ota-ku, Tokyo 143-8541, Japan.

Background: Since high-quality evidence on conservative treatment of acute appendicitis using antibiotics has increased, differentiation of patients with complicated appendicitis (CA) from those with simple appendicitis (SA) has become increasingly important. Previous studies have revealed that male gender, advanced age, comorbid conditions, prehospital delay, fever, and anorexia are risk factors of perforated appendicitis. Elevated serum C-reactive protein (CRP) level and hyponatremia have also been reported as predictive biomarkers of CA. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12998/wjcc.v8.i11.2127DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7281035PMC

Clinical and computed tomography features of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess.

BMC Infect Dis 2020 Jun 15;20(1):416. Epub 2020 Jun 15.

Department of Radiology, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, NO. 36, Sanhao Street, Heping District, Shenyang, 110004, China.

Background: Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP) is the primary pathogen associated with pyogenic liver abscesses (PLAs). Moreover, there has been an increase in the proportion of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing KP. However, the clinical and computed tomography (CT) features of liver abscesses caused by ESBL-producing KP have not been separately described. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-020-05142-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7296744PMC

Delayed bleeding complication due to internal mammary artery injury after ultrasound-guided percutaneous catheter drainage for liver cyst infection.

Acute Med Surg 2020 Jan-Dec;7(1):e512. Epub 2020 Jun 9.

Department of Cardiology Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo Hospital Tokyo Japan.

Background: Ultrasound-guided percutaneous catheter drainage (PCD) is widely accepted as a primary treatment for pyogenic liver abscess. Severe PCD-related complications have been reported; however, delayed bleeding complications due to internal mammary artery injury are unknown.

Case Presentation: An 84-year-old man undergoing hemodialysis owing to chronic kidney disease due to focal segmental glomerulosclerosis was admitted to our hospital for liver cyst infection. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ams2.512DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7283991PMC

Antigenic membrane proteins of virulent variant of HM-1:IMSS.

Pathog Glob Health 2020 Jun 15:1-10. Epub 2020 Jun 15.

Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine (INFORMM), Universiti Sains Malaysia , Penang, Malaysia.

Amoebiasis, caused by , is one of the leading parasitic infections in the world. This study was aimed at profiling antigenic membrane proteins of a virulent variant of HM-1:IMSS. The membrane proteins were extracted using ProteoExtract® kit (Merck, Darmstadt, Germany) or conventional method, separated using OFFGEL 3100 fractionator (Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, California), followed by SDS-PAGE and Western blot analysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20477724.2020.1780402DOI Listing

Detection of spleen abscesses facilitates diagnosis of melioidosis in Malaysian children.

Int J Infect Dis 2020 Jun 11. Epub 2020 Jun 11.

Institute of Health and Community Medicine, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia; Department of Pediatrics, Sarawak General Hospital, Jalan Hospital, 93586 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. Electronic address:

Objectives: Melioidosis is associated with extremely high case fatality ratios. The aim of this study was to determine whether detection of abdominal visceral abscesses can facilitate diagnosis of melioidosis in children.

Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of all children who had liver and/or spleen abscesses on abdominal ultrasonography admitted to Bintulu Hospital in Sarawak, Malaysia, from January 2014 until December 2018. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2020.06.025DOI Listing
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Acute Presentation of Simultaneous Liver Abscesses Caused by Streptococcus constellatus.

Cureus 2020 Jun 7;12(6):e8497. Epub 2020 Jun 7.

Internal Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons at Harlem Hospital Center, New York, USA.

Simultaneous liver abscesses are rarely seen and reported. We are reporting a case of two simultaneous, complex liver abscesses in a patient who had no evidence of liver abscess on cross-sectional imaging close to three months prior to this presentation. These abscesses were 7-8 cm in size, large, and septated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.8497DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7282354PMC

Pyogenic liver abscess in liver transplant recipient: A warning signal for the risk of recurrence and retransplantation.

Transpl Infect Dis 2020 Jun 9:e13360. Epub 2020 Jun 9.

Service de Médecine Interne, Hôpital Beaujon, Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, Clichy, France.

Background: Pyogenic liver abscesses in liver transplant recipients (PLA-LTR) are a rare disease whose specificities compared with PLA in non-transplanted patients (PLA-C) are unknown.

Methods: A retrospective case-control study was conducted in a French academic hospital from January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2014.

Results: Among 176 patients diagnosed with PLA, 14 were LTR; each case was matched with 3 PLA-C controls by date of PLA diagnosis and pathophysiological mechanism of PLA. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tid.13360DOI Listing

Safety of a new spray-type adhesion barrier (AdSpray®) in liver surgery.

J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci 2020 Jun 8. Epub 2020 Jun 8.

Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery Division, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Toranomon Hospital, Toranomon, Minatoku, Japan.

Background: Although adhesion barriers are increasingly used in liver surgery, there are no sufficient data yet in support of their safety.

Methods: Data of 104 consecutive patients in whom a spray-type adhesion barrier (AdSpray®) was used after hepatectomy were compared with those of 94 control subjects in whom no adhesion barriers were used, and the risk factors for major morbidity after hepatectomy were investigated.

Results: The incidence of major morbidity was not significantly different between the AdSpray group and the control group (17% vs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jhbp.786DOI Listing

A case of hepatic hydatid cyst together with pyogenic liver abscess in a Nepali patient.

J Parasit Dis 2020 Jun 18;44(2):472-475. Epub 2020 Mar 18.

Área de Parasitología, Departamento de Agroquímica y Medio Ambiente, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, Campus de Sant Joan, 03550 Sant Joan, Alicante Spain.

Hydatidic disease (echinococcosis) is a significant health problem in Nepal. In humans, mainly involves liver and commonly remains silent without symptoms or causing only mild pressure symptomatology. However, inadequate invasive medical procedures may cause the rupture of the cyst with serious complications, anaphylactic shock and death. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12639-020-01213-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7244686PMC

Hartmann's reversal: factors affecting complications and outcomes.

Int J Colorectal Dis 2020 Jun 5. Epub 2020 Jun 5.

Department of Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 1 Gustave Levy Place, New York, NY, 10128, USA.

Aim: Hartmann's procedure is commonly performed emergently for infectious, inflammatory, or malignant processes. Most patients historically do not undergo reversal, and those who do have been found to suffer significant morbidity. The aim of this study was to study factors associated with complications after Hartmann's reversal and to provide information and guidance to surgeons. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00384-020-03653-4DOI Listing

Liver abscess caused by fish bone perforation of Meckel's diverticulum: a case report.

BMC Surg 2020 Jun 5;20(1):121. Epub 2020 Jun 5.

Department of Gastroenterological surgery, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-5-7 asahimachi, abeno-ku, osaka-shi, Osaka-fu, 545-8586, Japan.

Background: Liver abscess due to gastrointestinal perforation by foreign bodies is rare. Furthermore, there are few case reports of liver abscess via the portal vein caused by perforation of the lower gastrointestinal tract by a foreign body.

Case Presentation: A 54-year-old man visited our hospital because of a fever that had lasted for 1 month. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12893-020-00783-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7275410PMC

Malassezia Hepatic Abscess in a Neonate.

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2020 Jun 1. Epub 2020 Jun 1.

From the Departments of Pediatrics.

Malassezia sp. require exogenous lipid for growth and can cause disseminated infection in neonates requiring intravenous lipid infusions. Usually, Malassezia infection in neonates presents as fungemia or hematogenous dissemination into bone or lungs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000002789DOI Listing

Small Bowel Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor as a Gateway for Causing Multiple Liver Abscesses.

World J Oncol 2020 Jun 14;11(3):116-121. Epub 2020 May 14.

Department of Medicine, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Hackensack Meridian Health, Neptune, NJ, USA.

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common type of mesenchymal neoplasm of the gastrointestinal tract but consist of only 1% of all primary gastrointestinal neoplasms. Differentiated from other spindle cell tumors, GISTs are uniquely positive for CD117 expression which allows for molecular targeting therapy with imatinib mesylate (Gleevec). Clinical presentations are variable, ranging from asymptomatic to vague symptoms of abdominal pain, early satiety, abdominal distention or gastrointestinal bleeding. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/wjon1270DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7239573PMC

Characterization and pathogenicity of fibronectin binding protein FbpI of Streptococcus intermedius.

Arch Microbiol 2020 Jun 1. Epub 2020 Jun 1.

Division of Molecular Microbiology, Department of Microbiology, Iwate Medical University, 1-1-1 Idaidori, Yahaba-cho, Shiwa-gun, Iwate, 028-3694, Japan.

Streptococcus intermedius is a causative agent of brain or liver abscesses. S. intermedius produces intermedilysin that plays a pivotal role in pathogenicity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00203-020-01922-yDOI Listing

[Clinical characteristics of patients with pyogenic liver abscess].

Zhonghua Nei Ke Za Zhi 2020 Jun;59(6):439-444

Department of Infectious Diseases, Huashan Hospital Affiliated to Fudan University, Shanghai 200040, China.

To summarize the clinical features of patients with pyogenic liver abscess(KP-PLA). Clinical data of 133 patients with pyogenic liver abscess(PLA) and positive results of blood or pus culture were retrospectively analyzed in Huashan Hospital Affiliated to Fudan University from 2009 to 2018. According to the culture results, patients were divided into KP-PLA group (=92) and non-KP-PLA group (=41). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.cn112138-20190610-00403DOI Listing

Point-of-Care Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Melioidosis in Laos.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2020 Jun 1. Epub 2020 Jun 1.

University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

Melioidosis is endemic in many rural areas in Southeast Asia where facilities for culture and identification of are often limited. We performed a prospective observational study in patients presenting with fever to Mahosot Hospital, the primary referral hospital in Laos, to establish whether the detection of abscesses on ultrasound could support a presumptive diagnosis of melioidosis. All patients underwent ultrasound examination to detect abscesses in the liver, spleen, prostate, or, if indicated, subcutaneous tissue. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.20-0069DOI Listing

Bacterial Superinfection of Amoebic Liver Abscess.

J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep 2020 Jan-Dec;8:2324709620926900

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Elmhurst Hospital Center, Elmhurst, NY, USA.

A 78-year-old male, originally from China, was brought to the hospital for weakness, urinary incontinence, confusion, and poor oral intake. He was started on empiric antibiotics, which were narrowed when blood cultures produced gram-negative bacteremia speciating to , sensitive to ceftriaxone. Computed tomography scan of the abdomen and pelvis demonstrated a large cystic region with air-fluid level in the left lobe of the liver. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2324709620926900DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7263103PMC

Treatment of presumed Nocardia endophthalmitis and subretinal abscess with serial intravitreal amikacin injections and pars plana vitrectomy.

J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect 2020 May 27;10(1):14. Epub 2020 May 27.

Department of Ophthalmology, Emory Eye Center, Emory University School of Medicine, 1365B Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA, 30322, USA.

A 64-year-old man with a past medical history of liver transplantation on chronic immunosuppressive therapy presented with gradual worsening of vision over 2 months in his right eye. His recent history of Aspergillus and Nocardia pneumonia with positive bronchoalveolar lavage, in concert with vitritis and subretinal abscess, were concerning for endogenous endophthalmitis. A sputum culture and transbronchial lung biopsy stains grew Nocardia farcinica although aqueous humor sampling was negative. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12348-020-00205-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7253545PMC

Detection of multiple hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae strains in a New York City hospital through screening of virulence genes.

Clin Microbiol Infect 2020 May 24. Epub 2020 May 24.

Department of Pathology & Cell Biology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.

Objectives: The 'hypervirulent' variant of Klebsiella pneumoniae (hvKp) is a predominant cause of community-acquired pyogenic liver abscess in Asia, and is an emerging pathogen in Western countries. hvKp infections have demonstrated 'metastatic' dissemination in immunocompetent hosts, an unusual mode of infection associated with severe complications. Two cases alerted us to the possible presence of hvKp at our hospital, both involving elderly Hispanic males who presented with recurrent fever, bacteraemia, epigastric pain and liver abscesses/phlegmon, thus prompting an assessment of hvKp prevalence. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cmi.2020.05.012DOI Listing

From Normal Flora to Brain Abscesses: A Review of .

Front Microbiol 2020 7;11:826. Epub 2020 May 7.

Department of Natural Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Lebanese American University, Byblos, Lebanon.

is a β-hemolytic Gram-positive member of the group (SAG). Despite being a part of the normal microbiota, it is one of the most common pathogens associated with brain and liver abscesses and thoracic empyema, increasing as a result the morbidity and mortality rates in affected patients. Though there are numerous published case reports on infections, it is still understudied compared to other SAG members. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2020.00826DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7221147PMC

Living donor liver transplantation for diffuse biliary papillomatosis with malignant change: A case report with 10-year follow-up.

Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 2020 May;24(2):209-215

Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Biliary papillomatosis is a rare disease of the biliary tract. In this study, we present a case of a male patient with biliary papillomatosis with malignant change who underwent living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). The 49-year-old man was admitted due to intrahepatic ductal mass, which was finally diagnosed as biliary papillomatosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14701/ahbps.2020.24.2.209DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7271106PMC

Applying Data Mining to Investigate Cancer Risk in Patients with Pyogenic Liver Abscess.

Healthcare (Basel) 2020 May 22;8(2). Epub 2020 May 22.

Department of Industrial Engineering & Enterprise Information, Tunghai University, Taichung 407, Taiwan.

Pyogenic liver abscess is usually a complication of biliary tract disease. Taiwan features among the countries with the highest incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Few studies have investigated whether patients with pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) have higher incidence rates of CRC and HCC. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/healthcare8020141DOI Listing

Management of pyogenic liver abscess: a South Australian experience.

ANZ J Surg 2020 May 26. Epub 2020 May 26.

Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

Background: There have been declining mortality rates associated with pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) in recent decades due to improvements in percutaneous drainage techniques, access to imaging and improvements in supportive care. The aim of this study was to analyse the aetiology, management and outcome of PLA at a tertiary hospital in Adelaide.

Methods: Data was collected retrospectively from 80 patients who were admitted with a PLA between 2011 and 2018. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ans.15963DOI Listing

Pediatric Crohn's Disease and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) and COVID-19 Treated with Infliximab.

J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2020 May 22. Epub 2020 May 22.

Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Susan and Leonard Feinstein IBD Clinical Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may lead to a severe inflammatory response referred to as a cytokine storm. We describe a case of severe COVID-19 infection in a recently diagnosed pediatric Crohn's disease patient successfully treated with Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (TNF-α) blockade. The patient presented with five days of fever, an erythematous maculopapular facial rash, and abdominal pain without respiratory symptoms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MPG.0000000000002809DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7268863PMC

The Reply.

Am J Med 2020 05;133(5):e211

Nagano Chuo Hospital, Nagano, Japan; Dokkyo Medical University Hospital, Shimotsuga, Japan. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2019.12.048DOI Listing

Gastrointestinal Origins of Pyogenic Liver Abscess.

Authors:
Oscar M P Jolobe

Am J Med 2020 05;133(5):e210

Manchester Medical Society, Manchester, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2019.10.011DOI Listing

Pyogenic Liver Abscess or Liver Cyst Infection after Colonoscopic Polypectomy.

Korean J Gastroenterol 2020 May;75(5):300-304

Department of Internal Medicine, Inje University Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.

A pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) mostly occurs in association with biliary tract disease, but some PLAs have no apparent underlying cause, i.e., they are cryptogenic. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4166/kjg.2020.75.5.300DOI Listing

Successful surgical drainage with intraoperative ultrasonography for amebic liver abscess refractory to metronidazole and percutaneous drainage: a case report.

BMC Surg 2020 May 24;20(1):112. Epub 2020 May 24.

Department of Surgery, National Defense Medical College, 3-2 Namiki, Tokorozawa, Saitama, 359-8513, Japan.

Background: Metronidazole (MNZ) has been clearly established as a medication for amebic liver abscess. In uncomplicated cases, surgical drainage should be avoided. We report a case of amebic liver abscess refractory to MNZ that was successfully treated using preoperative computed tomography (CT) and percutaneous and surgical drainage with intraoperative ultrasonography (IOUS). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12893-020-00776-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7247227PMC

Acute liver abscess after non-operative management of blunt liver injury: A rare case managed with laparoscopic drainage.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2020 14;71:54-57. Epub 2020 May 14.

Division of Trauma & Emergency Surgery, Department of Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, 5, Fu-Hsing Street, Kwei-Shan, Tao-Yuan City, 333, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Introduction: Liver abscess may develop as a rare complication of the non-operative management (NOM) of blunt liver injury.

Presentation: A 36-year-old male was injured in a motorcycle accident on November 28, 2017. First aid was performed at the local hospital, then he was transferred to our trauma center for further management. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7240174PMC

Liver Abscess: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing.

Dig Dis Sci 2020 May 21. Epub 2020 May 21.

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, MSC10-5550, Albuquerque, NM, 87131, USA.

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Septic arthritis of knee due to : a case report.

Trop Doct 2020 May 21:49475520925382. Epub 2020 May 21.

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, India.

is an important cause of sepsis in certain parts of Asia and northern Australia. It usually causes abscess in the lungs, liver, spleen, skeletal muscle and parotids, especially in patients who are immunocompromised. In India, musculoskeletal melioidosis has rarely been reported. Read More

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Endoscopic ultrasound-guided drainage of difficult-to-access liver abscesses.

SAGE Open Med 2020 12;8:2050312120921273. Epub 2020 May 12.

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academia, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.

Objectives: Antibiotic therapy and percutaneous drainage have been the first-line treatments for liver abscesses. However, percutaneous drainage of abscesses may be challenging in difficult-to-access locations such as the caudate lobe. The aim of this review was to determine the indications, technical feasibility and efficacy of endoscopic ultrasound-guided drainage of difficult-to-access liver abscesses. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7222655PMC

Uncommon musculoskeletal femoral hydatid cyst disturbs a female for a year: Case report.

Ann Med Surg (Lond) 2020 Jul 11;55:30-32. Epub 2020 May 11.

General Surgery Department, Faculty of Medicine, Aleppo University Hospital, University of Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria.

"Hydatid cyst" which also known as cystic Echinococcosis is a parasitic infestation caused by the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus. The liver and lungs are the most sites to occur. Incidence in muscles is exceptionally rare. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7231815PMC

Successful Treatment of Bronchobiliary Fistula After Living Donor Liver Transplantation: A Case Report.

Transplant Proc 2020 May 17. Epub 2020 May 17.

Department of Radiology, Kaohsiung Medical University, Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (R.O.C.); Department of Radiology, Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (R.O.C.). Electronic address:

A bronchobiliary fistula (BBF), which is defined by abnormal communication between the biliary system and the bronchial tree, is usually regarded as a consequence of local infection, such as hydatid or amebic disease of the liver, hepatic abscess, trauma, neoplasm, and other causes of biliary obstruction. We present a 40-year-old female patient who received a living donor liver transplantation for autoimmune hepatitis and who suffered from biliary stricture at the anastomosis, bile leakage in the right subphrenic region, and development of a BBF 1 year later. Magnetic resonance cholangiography (MRC) and fistulography showed a fistula between the subphrenic biloma and right lower bronchus. Read More

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Root abscess in the setting of infectious endocarditis: Short- and long-term outcomes.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2020 Apr 13. Epub 2020 Apr 13.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Objectives: To evaluate the influence of an aortic root abscess on perioperative outcomes and long-term survival in patients with active infectious endocarditis that was treated surgically.

Methods: From 1996 to 2017, 336 consecutive patients were treated with aortic valve or root replacement for infective endocarditis, including patients with (n = 179) or without (n = 157) a root abscess. Data were obtained from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons data warehouse, through chart review, patient surveys, and National Death Index data. Read More

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Diagnostic Delay During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Liver Abscess Secondary to Acute Lithiasic Cholecystitis.

Cir Esp 2020 Apr 16. Epub 2020 Apr 16.

Servicio de Cirugía General y Aparato Digestivo, Hospital Universitario Infanta Sofía, San Sebastián de los Reyes, Madrid, España.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7161489PMC

One-stage resection of primary colorectal cancer and hepatic metastases using the habib device: analysis of 40 consecutive cases treated in a unit of general surgery.

Minerva Med 2020 May 14. Epub 2020 May 14.

Department of Mental Health and Public Medicine, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy.

Background: More than 50% of patients with Colorectal cancer (CRC) present or develop hepatic metastases (HM). The intraoperative use of the Habib 4X® radio frequency probe device is safe in resetting HM and allows a one-stage resection of both CRC and HM with a similar mortality rate than a two-stage surgical treatment.

Methods: After an exhaustive residential training at the reference center for hepato-biliary surgery of the Imperial College of London, we treated at our unit of general surgery 40 consecutive patients with CRC and HM with the one-stage resection, using the Habib 4X® intraoperative radiofrequency probe device to reset HM. Read More

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Amoebic Liver Abscess in Crohn Disease Treated With Ustekinumab.

Inflamm Bowel Dis 2020 Jun;26(7):e68

University Center for Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases, Clarunis, St. Clara Hospital and University Hospital Basel, Switzerland.

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