Published: 2021-09-28

Clinical study of microbiological organisms causing liver abscess

Lisha Suraj, Pallavi S. Kadam


Background: Liver abscess is a disease reported commonly in developing countries like India. It can be amoebic or pyogenic liver abscesses, the diagnosis of which is challenging to treating physicians. This clinical study was con-ducted to identify the common microbiological organisms causing liver abscess so that proper treatment can be administered.

Methods: A prospective study was conducted in MGM Medical College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai for a period of 2 years in 50 patients diagnosed with liver abscess. Pus culture and blood culture were carried out in all patients and data recorded and analyzed for microbiological profile.

Results: The pus and blood cultures were showing growth in 90% of the liver abscess patients. Klebseilla was the most common organism identified in liver abscess followed by Staphylococcus aureus.

Conclusions: Most of the patients had polymicrobial organisms identified in the aspirate of which 29% were Klebseilla pneumoniae, the commonest organism.


Liver abscess, Microbiology, Pyogenic, Amoebic

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