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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 128-130

Amoebic liver abscess: Unusual manifestations

1 Department of Medicine, C.S.M. Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences and GTB Hospital, Delhi, India

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Shyam Chand Chaudhary
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.115190

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The clinical spectrum of amoebiasis is broad ranging from asymptomatic passage of cysts through fulminant colitis to localized abscesses of the liver, lung, brain, and other tissues. Amoebic liver abscess (ALA) is a serious, but readily treatable form of hepatic infection. It usually presents with high-grade fever, associated with right upper abdominal pain, constitutional symptoms, and pleuropulmonary complications mainly in the form of pleural effusion and leucocytosis. However, pneumonitis, leukemoid reaction, and jaundice are an uncommon association. We hereby report a young nonalcoholic immunocompetent female, diagnosed to have ALA associated with multiple unusual complications,who showed excellent response to intravenous metronidazole.

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