Tubercular liver abscess: an uncommon presentation of disseminated tuberculosis

E. Carrara, E. Brunetti, A. Di Matteo, V. Ravetta, L. Minoli, D. Youkee

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Abstract

We present a case of tubercular liver abscess with disseminated tuberculosis, associated with underlying HIV infection. The patient responded well to percutaneous drainage of the abscess and first-line quadruple antitubercular therapy. We report this case to highlight a rare manifestation of a common disease and to create greater awareness which may ensure timely diagnosis and avoid unnecessary surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-240
Number of pages4
JournalInfection
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2015

Keywords

  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Liver abscess
  • Tubercular
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine(all)

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