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Background: Liver abscess is the most common cause of visceral abscess worldwide. This study was planned to identify the demographic profile, risk factors, clinical, laboratory parameters and 3 month mortality rate in south India. Methods: We analysed patients of liver abscess admitted at JSS Hospital , Mysore from January 2017 till December 2022. A total of 197 patients were included in the study and analysed retrospectively. Results: 197 liver abscess patients were included. 81% were males, Higher the age (>50 years),Diabetes were the most common risk factors (13.8%), Fever was the most common symptom (73%) followed by abdominal pain (67.7%) RUQ tenderness was most common sign seen in 67.2% of patients. E coli was the most common organism isolated from pus culture (8.7%) Mortality rate at the end of 3 months was 3.1%. Conclusion: Due to rapid urbanization and improved sanitation, mortality due to liver abscess is on the decline, owing to early interventions and antibiotic use.
Keywords: Liver abscess, Percutaneous drainage, Percutaneous needle aspiration.
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