J Pediatr Infect Dis 2006; 01(01): 045-051
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1557062
Original Article
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart – New York

Pyogenic liver abscess in children

Eduardo de Oliveira Duque-Estrada
a  Hospital das Clínicas of Teresópolis Constantino Otaviano, Teresópolis School of Medicine, Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
,
Marcelo Duarte
a  Hospital das Clínicas of Teresópolis Constantino Otaviano, Teresópolis School of Medicine, Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
,
Jones Ribeiro
a  Hospital das Clínicas of Teresópolis Constantino Otaviano, Teresópolis School of Medicine, Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Publication History

18 May 2005

14 September 2005

Publication Date:
28 July 2015 (online)

Abstract

Improvements in the medical and surgical care of pediatric patients have substantially reduced the incidence of pyogenic liver abscess, which is now a very uncommon condition in children. The purpose of this study was to review five cases of pyogenic liver abscess in children presenting to our hospital. Three patients were managed by percutaneous needle aspiration under ultrasonographic guidance together with antibiotic therapy. Two patients with multiple small abscesses were managed by prolonged antimicrobial treatment alone. All five patients survived. The etiology, diagnosis and medical and surgical management of liver abscess in children are discussed.