Table 2: Laboratory tests, clinical characteristics, treatments and outcomes of the patients.

From: Clinical Charateristics and Outcome of Pyogenic Liver Abscess with Different Size: 15-Year Experience from a Single Center

Clinical charateristicsMedian (range)/n (percentage)
Laboratory tests
 Leucocytes >10 × 109/L187 (45.6%)
 Hemoglobin <120 g/L271 (66.1%)
 Platelet count <100 × 109/L69 (16.8%)
 Alanine transaminase >40 U/L189 (46.1%)
Aspartate transaminase >40 U/L151 (36.8%)
 Total bilirubin >17 μmol/L151 (36.8%)
 Albumin <35 g/L304 (74.1%)
Body temperature at admission (°C)37.4 ± 1.1
 35.5 °C–37.3 °C228 (55.6%)
 37.4 °C–39 °C151 (36.8%)
 >39.1 °C31 (7.5%)
Time for temperature normalization (days)*7 (0–67)
Abscess number**
 Solitary abscess274 (66.8%)
 Multiloculation122 (29.7%)
Maximal diameter of abscess***
 ≤5 cm125 (30.5%)
 5–10 cm218 (53.2%)
 >10 cm36 (8.8%)
Pus culture****
Klebsiella pneumonia90 (22.0%)
Streptococcus spp16 (3.9%)
Staphylococcus spp15 (3.7%)
Escherichia coli45 (11.0%)
Enterococcus spp21 (5.1%)
Bacteroides spp13 (3.2%)
Fungus8 (2.0%)
Negative48 (11.7%)
Unavailable154 (37.6%)
Blood culture****
Klebsiella pneumonia10 (2.4%)
Escherichia coli11 (2.7%)
Gram-positive coccus11 (2.7%)
Gram-positive bacillus3 (0.7%)
Fungus1 (0.2%)
Negative89 (21.7%)
Unavailable291 (71.0%)
Treatment
 Percutaneous drainage161 (39.3%)
 Surgical fenestration and drainage134 (32.7%)
 Conservative treatment115 (28.0%)
Outcomes
 Cured408 (99.5%)
 Died in hospital2 (0.5%)
Hospital stay (days)18 (2–71)
  1. *21 patients had abnormal body temperature when discharged.
  2. **Data of 14 patients were missed.
  3. ***Data of 31 patients were missed.
  4. ****Some patients had more than one bacteria in cultures.