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Liver abscess on axial CT image: a hypodense lesion in the liver with peripherally enhancement.
There are three major forms of liver abscess, classified by etiology:
- Pyogenic liver abscess, which is most often polymicrobial, accounts for 80% of hepatic abscess cases in the United States.
- Amoebic liver abscess due to Entamoeba histolytica accounts for 10% of cases.
- Fungal abscess, most often due to Candida species, accounts for less than 10% of cases.
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