Journal of Tropical Medicine / 2014 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Clinical, Laboratory, and Management Profile in Patients of Liver Abscess from Northern India

Table 5

Etiological analysis: amoebic serology was positive in 73% patients and, in accordance, aspirate was anchovy sauce in 71% of them. All cases of diagnosed tubercular abscess were AFB positive. In pyogenic liver abscess, Gram negative gut flora predominated etiologically.

ParameterPercentage (n)

AppearanceAnchovy sauce71% (142)
Purulent29% (58)

Amoebic serology positive73% (146)

AFB positivity on pus7.5% (15)

Fungal culture on pusCandida 1.5% (3)

Positive cultures on pus22% (44)

Etiological agents in positive pus cultureE.coli 8.5% (17)
Klebsiella 5.5% (11)
Pseudomonas 2% (4)
Acinetobacter 2% (4)
Staphylococcus 2% (4)
Enterococcus 1.5% (3)
Citrobacter 0.5% (1)

Blood culture positive1.5% (3)

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