Fatal case of amoebic liver abscess in a child

Khuen, Foong Ng and Kah, Kee Tan and Romano, Ngui and Yvonne Ai, Lian Lim and Amirah, Amir and Yamuna, Rajoo and Hamimah, Hassan and Rohela, Mahmud (2015) Fatal case of amoebic liver abscess in a child. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, 8 (10). pp. 878-880. ISSN 1995-7645

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We reported a case of amoebic liver abscess (ALA) in a 6-year-old Malaysian boy who presented with fever, lethargy, diarrhoea and right hypochondriac pain. On admission he was diagnosed with perforated acute appendicitis and a laparotomy was done. After surgery he developed acute respiratory distress. Ultrasonography, chest X-Ray and CT scan revealed two ALAs in the posterior segment of right lobe of liver, pleural effusion and collapsed consolidation of lungs bilaterally. Percutaneous liver abscesses drainage was done and intravenous Metronidazole was started. PCR carried out on the pus from the abscess was positive for Entamoeba histolytica. Patient however succumbed to the infection one week after admission.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: moebic liver abscess, Entamoeba histolytica, Children.
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2023 07:55
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2023 07:55
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/42176

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