The most common type of visceral abscesses are liver abscesses, which have a mortality rate of at least 2.5 percent.1,2 Most liver abscesses are polymicrobial, containing both facultative and anaerobic enteric pathogens, and develop secondary to another infection such as peritonitis and cholangitis, or from hematogenous spread.2-4 Liver abscesses are sometimes associated with systemic diseases such as colorectal cancer and diabetes mellitus.5,6 Rarely, as in our case presentation, primary liver abscesses occur spontaneously in patients with no identifiable precipitating or predisposing conditions.
Shah, MD, Samik; Nahar, MD, Ritu; and Etherington, MD, Neha Bansal
"Liver Abscess Turned Metastatic Infection in an Otherwise Healthy Patient: A Case Report,"
The Medicine Forum: Vol. 19, Article 12.
Available at: https://jdc.jefferson.edu/tmf/vol19/iss1/12