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High fever, nausea. On antibiotics for liver abscesses. Surgery done, draining done, CAT scans done. Recurring condition?

hi, my brother had liver abscesses two years ago, he had them drained, no cutting surgery, draining in bags attached to his yrs later,he has had 103 fever , no other symptoms two weeks ago, now his fever is back to 99 and he is nauseaous but the outside temp was 101 and he cannot take the heat...he will not see a dr., yet....could they have come back? he was on antibiotics for one year or less after that and he had about 8 cat scans during the am i supposed to react to this?
Asked On : Thu, 12 Jul 2012
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Yes. Abscess could be the cause of fever, it might not have completely resolved previously. I would suggest to get alteast a good ultrasound of abdomen done to look for abscess. Other causes of fever like malaria, typhoid or pneumonia also need to be ruled out. When the abscess was drained , cultures would have been sent to known which organism is growing and which antibitoic would respond to that.. if the abscess has recurred culture reports need to be reviewed to see which antibiotic he will require.
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