Bacterial and Other Non-Viral Infections of the Liver

Maria Teresa A. Seville, Ann Mccullough, Shimon Kusne

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The liver parenchyma and biliary tree may be involved in infections caused by bacteria, fungi and parasites. These occur by spread from contiguous organs, hematogenous seeding, or by toxic effects from distant infections and their treatment. The clinical presentations of these infections vary from no symptoms to hepatitis, abscess, granulomas, biliary obstruction, and liver failure. This review summarizes the various infections of the liver and biliary tree and their diagnosis and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPractical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Subtitle of host publicationLiver and Biliary Disease
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781405182751
StatePublished - Aug 31 2010


  • Bacteria
  • Cholangitis
  • Fungi
  • Granulomatous hepatitis
  • Infection
  • Liver abscess
  • Parasites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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