Pyogenic Liver Abscess With Complicating Intestinal Tuberculosis

Nae-Yun Heo, Seung Ha Park, Jongha Park, Tae Oh Kim, Young Soo Moon, Jung-Hee Yoon, Chae Hun Lee


Colonic diseases can cause pyogenic liver abscess in the case of diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer or after iatrogenic colon polypectomy. However, there is no report pyogenic liver abscess related to intestinal tuberculosis until now. We report the case of a 60-year-old woman with a pyogenic liver abscess, who was infected with <i>Klebsiella pneumoniae</i> and had complicating intestinal tuberculosis in the colon, which was probably the source of the liver abscess. This case suggests that intestinal tuberculosis should be considered as one of the possible causes for cryptogenic pyogenic liver abscess.

J Med Cases. 2012;3(6):370-372


Liver abscess; Intestinal tuberculosis

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