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Vol. 3, Issue 4, Part H (2019)

Amoebic liver abscess: About an observation

Author(s): Diop A, Ka I, Faye AC, Diop PS and Fall B
Abstract: Amebiasis is a parasitic pathology responsible for a dysenteric syndrome and extra-intestinal complications. It’s caused by infection with an amoeba, Entamoeba histolytica, whose geographical distribution is cosmopolitan, but which is particularly prevalent in the tropics. Only a minority of infections are symptomatic and some of them can lead to extra-intestinal complications, the main one being hepatic amoebiasis. We report the case of a 38-year-old patient from central Senegal who developed an amoebic liver abscess treated by percutaneous drainage. The epidemiological, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of amoebic abscesses are discussed.
Pages: 454-456  |  924 Views  228 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Diop A, Ka I, Faye AC, Diop PS, Fall B. Amoebic liver abscess: About an observation. Int J Surg Sci 2019;3(4):454-456. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2019.v3.i4h.284
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