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Klebsiella Liver Abscess

What is Klebsiella Liver Abscess

Klebsiella Liver Abscess is an infection of the liver that develops when bacteria from one’s own gut travel via the bloodstream and cause a collection of fluid called an abscess to develop in the liver.


Klebsiella Liver Abscess may cause fever and abdominal pain. Occasionally the bacteria can also infect the eyes, causing redness, pain and loss of vision. 

Who is at risk

Little is known about why some people develop this condition, but people with Diabetes mellitus are known to be at higher risk. 


Klebsiella Liver Abscess is usually diagnosed via blood tests and abdominal imaging (ultrasound or CT scan).


Management often involves drainage of the abscess, and involves at least a month of antibiotics which is usually given intravenously.

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