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1.
Biozzi G, Stoffel C:  The pathophysiology of the reticuloendothelial cells of the liver and spleen , in Popper H, Schaffner F (eds): Progress in Liver Diseases . New York, Grune & Stratton Inc, 1965, vol 2, pp 166-191.
2.
Ochsner A, DeBakey M, Murray S:  Pyogenic abscess of the liver: II. An analysis of 47 cases with review of the literature . Am J Surg 1938;40: 292-329.Article
3.
Sherman JD, Robbins SL:  Changing trends in the casuistics of hepatic abscess . Am J Med 1960;28:943-980.Article
4.
Keefer CS:  Liver abscess: A review of 85 cases . N Engl J Med 1934;211:21-24.Article
5.
Rubin RH, Swartz MN, Malt R:  Hepatic abscess: Changed in clinical, bacteriologic and therapeutic aspects . Am J Med 1974;57:601-610.Article
6.
DeBakey ME, Creech O Jr:  Hepatic abscess , in Schiff L (ed): Diseases of the Liver , ed 2. Philadelphia, JB Lippincott Co, 1963, pp 728-764.
7.
Pitt HA, Zuidema GD:  Factors influencing mortality in the treatment of pyogenic hepatic abscesses . Surg Gynecol Obstet 1975;140:228-234.
8.
Minuk GY, Angus M, Brickman CM, et al:  Abnormal clearance of immune complexes from the circulation of patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis . Gastroenterology 1985;88:166-170.Article
9.
Frank MM, Schreiber AD, Atkinson JP, et al:  Pathophysiology of immune hemolytic anemia . Ann Intern Med 1977;87:210-222.Article
10.
Frank MM, Lawley TJ, Hamburger MI, et al:  Immunoglobulin G Fc receptor-mediated clearance in autoimmune diseases . Ann Intern Med 1983;98:206-218.Article
11.
Cuddy BG, Loegering DJ, Blumenstock FA:  Depression of in vivo clearance function of hepatic macrophage complement receptors following thermal injury . Proc Soc Exp Biol Med 1984;176:443-451.Article
12.
Walport MJ, Peters AM, Elkon KB, et al:  The splenic extraction ratio of antibody-coated erythrocytes and its response to plasma exchange and pulse methylprednisolone . Clin Exp Immunol 1985;60:465-473.
13.
Williams BD, O'Sullivan MM, Ratanachaiyavong S:  Reticuloendothelial Fc function in normal individuals and its relationship to the HLA antigen DR3 . Clin Exp Immunol 1985;60:532-538.
Original Article
August 1987

Cryptogenic Abscess of the LiverEvidence of Underlying Reticuloendothelial Cell Dysfunction

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.

Arch Surg. 1987;122(8):906-908. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1987.01400200056009
Abstract

• Evidence of underlying liver disease and reticuloendothelial system dysfunction was sought in five adults with histories of idiopathic or "cryptogenic" liver abscess. Although no evidence of underlying liver disease was obtained (median follow-up, 3.4 years; range, 2.1 to 4.8 years), four of five individuals demonstrated a marked impairment in their ability to clear antibody-tagged erythrocytes from the systemic circulation. The results of this study suggest that patients who develop cryptogenic abscesses of the liver have an underlying reticuloendothelial cell defect that may predispose them to liver abscess formation.

(Arch Surg 1987;122:906-908)

References
1.
Biozzi G, Stoffel C:  The pathophysiology of the reticuloendothelial cells of the liver and spleen , in Popper H, Schaffner F (eds): Progress in Liver Diseases . New York, Grune & Stratton Inc, 1965, vol 2, pp 166-191.
2.
Ochsner A, DeBakey M, Murray S:  Pyogenic abscess of the liver: II. An analysis of 47 cases with review of the literature . Am J Surg 1938;40: 292-329.Article
3.
Sherman JD, Robbins SL:  Changing trends in the casuistics of hepatic abscess . Am J Med 1960;28:943-980.Article
4.
Keefer CS:  Liver abscess: A review of 85 cases . N Engl J Med 1934;211:21-24.Article
5.
Rubin RH, Swartz MN, Malt R:  Hepatic abscess: Changed in clinical, bacteriologic and therapeutic aspects . Am J Med 1974;57:601-610.Article
6.
DeBakey ME, Creech O Jr:  Hepatic abscess , in Schiff L (ed): Diseases of the Liver , ed 2. Philadelphia, JB Lippincott Co, 1963, pp 728-764.
7.
Pitt HA, Zuidema GD:  Factors influencing mortality in the treatment of pyogenic hepatic abscesses . Surg Gynecol Obstet 1975;140:228-234.
8.
Minuk GY, Angus M, Brickman CM, et al:  Abnormal clearance of immune complexes from the circulation of patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis . Gastroenterology 1985;88:166-170.Article
9.
Frank MM, Schreiber AD, Atkinson JP, et al:  Pathophysiology of immune hemolytic anemia . Ann Intern Med 1977;87:210-222.Article
10.
Frank MM, Lawley TJ, Hamburger MI, et al:  Immunoglobulin G Fc receptor-mediated clearance in autoimmune diseases . Ann Intern Med 1983;98:206-218.Article
11.
Cuddy BG, Loegering DJ, Blumenstock FA:  Depression of in vivo clearance function of hepatic macrophage complement receptors following thermal injury . Proc Soc Exp Biol Med 1984;176:443-451.Article
12.
Walport MJ, Peters AM, Elkon KB, et al:  The splenic extraction ratio of antibody-coated erythrocytes and its response to plasma exchange and pulse methylprednisolone . Clin Exp Immunol 1985;60:465-473.
13.
Williams BD, O'Sullivan MM, Ratanachaiyavong S:  Reticuloendothelial Fc function in normal individuals and its relationship to the HLA antigen DR3 . Clin Exp Immunol 1985;60:532-538.
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