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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 367-368

Amoebic cecal perforation following fulminant colitis with amoebic appendicitis and ruptured liver abscess: A rare presentation

Department of Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Raman Tanwar
1013, Sector 15-II, Gurgaon, Haryana -122001
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.121014

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Amoebiasis is a common infection in the tropical areas, which commonly presents to the physician as colitis or liver abscess. Invasive amoebiasis is associated with high morbidity, and its presentation in the form of cecal perforation following fulminant colitis with appendicitis and a ruptured liver abscess is an extremely rare entity. We would like to report one such rare case where the patient presented with all these three amoebic manifestations together. Their concomitant presentation is an indicator towards invasive amoebiasis and is associated with a dismal outcome despite aggressive management.

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