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.