Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1980;23(12):999-1007.
Published online December 31, 1980.
Liver Abscess in Childhood.
Back Keun Lim, Hee Seon AuK, Kwan Sub Chung, Chang Ho Hong, Jae Seung Lee
Department of Pediatrics Yonsei University, College of Medicane, Korea.
소아 간농양의 임상적 관찰
任百根, 魚喜善, 鄭觀變, 洪름虎, 李燕昇
연세대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
We have presented an analysis of cases of liver abscess from the record of the Department of Pediatrics, Yonsei medical College, during the 10 year 8 months period from Jan. 1969 through Sept. 1979. The incidence of admission in pediatric was 0.05025%. There was male preponderance. The most frequently encountered symptoms and sings were fever and chill, anorexia, hepatomegale, pain and tenderness on right upper quadrant of abdomen. The pathogenetic mechanisms were lodgement in the liver of hematogenously dissemination, ascending infection of cholangitis, trauma. Cryptogenic liver abscess was seen in two cases. There were 5 cases of pyogenic liver abscess and 3 cases of amebic liver abscess. Undetermined etiology was noted in 2 cases. Roentgenography including scan is the most helpful diagnostic tool available. Only one patient with post-traumatic liver abscess was expired.

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