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Journal of Case Reports
Atypical Liver Abscess
Twisha Chakraborty, Anirban Jabbar, Saprativ Mondal, Debasis Datta
Department of Gastroenterology, Fortis Hospital Ltd., Anandapur, Kolkata, India.
Corresponding Author:
Dr Twisha Chakraborty
Email: chocoholictwisha@gmail.com
Received: 24-SEP-2021 Accepted: 24-DEC-2021 Published Online: 05-JAN-2022
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2022.0001
Background: Primary tubercular liver abscess is a rare presentation of tuberculosis. Case Report: We report on a 38-year-old lady who developed a tubercular abscess of liver without pulmonary involvement. Ultrasound and computed tomography of abdomen showed evidence of liver abscess. Subsequent percutaneous aspiration of the abscess demonstrated acid fast bacilli. Treatment with anti-tubercular drugs improved her symptoms and resolved the liver abscess. Conclusion: Tuberculosis should be suspected in pyrexia of unknown origin with liver abscess in endemic areas after other infective sources are excluded.

Keywords : Amebic Abscess, Atypical Mycobacterium Infections, Enlarged Liver, Liver Abscess, Tuberculosis.
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