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J Korean Med Sci. 2007 Aug;22(4):750-3.

Combined hepatic and splenic abscesses in a patient with ulcerative colitis.

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Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Liver abscesses are very rare complications of ulcerative colitis, and furthermore, there has been only one case of splenic abscess in a patient with ulcerative colitis reported in the English literature. We recently encountered a patient with ulcerative colitis accompanied by both hepatic and splenic abscesses. The patient was treated with abscess drainage as well as sulfasalazine and antibiotics. Follow-up sonography of the abdomen showed complete resolution of the lesions. To our knowledge, this is the first report of combined case of multiple liver abscesses combined with splenic abscess in a patient with ulcerative colitis.

PMID:
17728523
PMCID:
PMC2693833
DOI:
10.3346/jkms.2007.22.4.750
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