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Bacterial liver abscesses in Nigeria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6382725     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There has been no previous report on bacterial liver abscess (BLA) from West Africa. During the period 1972-1979, 13 patients were treated for BLA in Zaria, Nigeria. S. aureus was the most frequent pathogen but an anaerobic streptococcus was identified in one instance. The case fatality rate was 54%, similar to those reported in the literature. Since diagnosis was made without the benefit of the newer liver-imaging technologies it seems probable that BLA is underdiagnosed and therefore untreated in some patients.
O A Mabogunje; J H Lawrie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical and geographical medicine     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0041-3232     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Geogr Med     Publication Date:  1984 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-10-11     Completed Date:  1984-10-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376231     Medline TA:  Trop Geogr Med     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  159-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bacterial Infections / diagnosis*,  therapy
Child, Preschool
Diagnosis, Differential
Escherichia coli Infections / diagnosis
Klebsiella Infections / diagnosis
Liver Abscess / diagnosis*,  therapy
Middle Aged
Staphylococcal Infections / diagnosis
Streptococcal Infections / diagnosis

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