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Amebic liver abscess

Amebic liver abscess

Overview

Amebic liver abscess is a collection of pus in the liver in response to an intestinal parasite called Entamoeba histolytica. This parasite causes amebiasis, an intestinal infection that is also called amebic dysentery. After an infection has occurred, the parasite may be carried by the bloodstream from the intestines to the liver.

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