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Splenic abscess.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6986009     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fourteen cases of splenic abscess are reported and 159 cases previously cited in the literature are reviewed. The incidence, predisposing factors, pathogenesis, clinical features, bacteriology and radiologic findings are discussed. Infective endocarditis was the most common single antecedent infection. Hemoglobinopathies, non-penetrating abdominal trauma, and gastrointestinal malignancy appear to predispose the spleen to abscess formation. Emphasis is placed on clinical features and radiologic findings to aid practitioners in diagnosing this uncommon but often fatal infection. Also emphasized is the necessity for prompt surgical intervention when splenic abscess is suspected. An approach to the antimicrobial therapy in different clinical settings is outlined.
C H Chun; M J Raff; L Contreras; R Varghese; N Waterman; R Daffner; J C Melo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0025-7974     ISO Abbreviation:  Medicine (Baltimore)     Publication Date:  1980 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-03-17     Completed Date:  1980-03-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985248R     Medline TA:  Medicine (Baltimore)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-65     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / diagnosis*,  etiology
Bacteroides Infections
Diagnosis, Differential
Enterobacteriaceae Infections
Haemophilus Infections
Heroin Dependence / complications
Middle Aged
Splenic Diseases / diagnosis*,  etiology,  therapy
Staphylococcal Infections
Streptococcal Infections

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