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1

50% of liver abscesses are seen in children of what age group

Less than 6 y/o

2

MC pathogenic organisms in children with pyogenic liver abscesses

1) S. aureus 2) Strep spp 3) E. coli 4) K. pneumoniae 5) Salmonella 5) Anaerobic organisms 6) E. histolytica 7) Toxocara canis

3

Multiple micro abscesses in the liver are most commonly secondary to

Bacteremia, candidemia, or cat scratch disease

4

Lead single agent that causes cryptogenic liver abscess in children without underlying liver or intestinal tract disease

S. aureus

5

T/F Jaundice is common in children with liver abscess

F

6

Result of blood culture in patients with liver abscess is positive in ___%

50

7

Confirms the diagnosis of a liver abscess

UTZ or CT scan

8

More common, liver abscess: Solitary vs multiple

Solitary in 70%

9

More common, liver abscess: Location

Right lobe of liver in 75%

10

T/F Treatment of liver abscess requires needle aspiration or surgical drainage

T

11

Treatment for amebic liver abscess

Metro or Tinidazole + Paromomycin

12

Duration of antibiotic therapy for liver abscess

IV for 2-3 weeks followed by oral to complete 4-6 weeks

13

T/F Recovery of E. histolytica from the stool of a patient with liver abscess is pathogenic and highly suggestive of an amebic abscess

T

14

Empirical initial antibiotic regimens for liver abscess

Ampi/sul, ticarcillin/clavulanic acid, pip/taz