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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 79-81

Pyogenic liver abscess secondary to disseminated Streptococcus Anginosus from Sigmoid Diverticulitis


1 Divisions of Internal Medicine, Banner Estrella Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
2 Infectious Disease, Banner Estrella Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Correspondence Address:
Shishir Murarka
Divisions of Internal Medicine, Banner Estrella Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-777X.77300

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Pyogenic liver abscess secondary to dissemination from Sigmoid diverticulitis is rare. Streptococcus anginosus has been linked to abscesses but has been rarely reported from a Sigmoid diverticulitis source. We report a case of liver abscess in which the source was confounding but eventually was traced to Sigmoid diverticulitis on laparotomy.


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