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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 762480, 3 pages
Case Report

Crohn’s Disease Presenting with Pyogenic Liver Abscess: A Case Report

1Department of Digestive Diseases, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester GP ST2, UK
2Department of Pathology, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester GP ST2, UK

Received 26 April 2012; Accepted 28 June 2012

Academic Editors: H. Sugimura and C. Vogt

Copyright © 2012 Sharon McGreal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) is a rare extraintestinal complication of Crohn’s disease (CD), and the clinical and laboratory findings may emulate the reactivation of CD, therefore, delaying diagnosis. In this paper the patient presented with PLA as the initial manifestation of CD and experienced severe disease. The finding of PLA was established by computed tomography and initial treatment involved percutaneous drainage and antibiotics. The diagnosis of CD was made after colonoscopy and histological investigations.