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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1];Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Yamuna Kondapally, M.B.B.S[2]

Overview

Liver abscess may be classified into 3 types based on etiology into pyogenic, amoebic, and fungal liver abscess.[1]. Based on duration of symptoms, amoebic liver abscess is classified into acute and chronic.

Classification

  • Amoebic liver abscess may be classified according to international classification of diseases-10 (ICD-10) into:[2]
  • A06.4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amoebic liver abscess
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Acute
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chronic
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Acute benign
 
 
 
Acute aggressive
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chronic benign
 
 
 
Chronic accelerated

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mavilia MG, Molina M, Wu GY (2016). "The Evolving Nature of Hepatic Abscess: A Review". J Clin Transl Hepatol. 4 (2): 158–68. doi:10.14218/JCTH.2016.00004. PMC 4913073. PMID 27350946.
  2. Amoebic liver abscess http://www.icd10data.com/ICD10CM/Codes/A00-B99/A00-A09/A06-/A06.4 Accessed on March 7, 2017

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