J Korean Geriatr Soc.  2007 Sep;11(3):153-156.

A Case of Liver Abscess Metastasizing to Prostate Resulting in Prostatic Abscess

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Busan Veterans Hospital, Busan, Korea. dhugie@naver.com

Abstract

Klebsiella pneumoniae(K. pneumoniae) infection has a tendency of abscess formation and it is known to be associated with diabetes mellitus. Metastatic infection was an important feature of K. pneumoniae liver abscess and bacteremia, metastatic prostate abscess was rare. We present a case of a 81-year-old man with K. pneumoniae liver abscess and metastatic prostate abscess, This patient was successfully treated with percutaneous abscess drainage of liver abscess and transurethral incisional drainage of prostate abscess.

Keyword

Liver Abscess; Transurethral Resection of Prostate; Klebsiella pneumoniae

MeSH Terms

Abscess*
Aged, 80 and over
Bacteremia
Diabetes Mellitus
Drainage
Humans
Klebsiella
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Liver Abscess*
Liver*
Pneumonia
Prostate*
Transurethral Resection of Prostate
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