Obstructive jaundice: an unusual presentation of amoebic liver abscess
Pulmonary and Critical Care
A case of amoebic liver abscess with obstructive jaundice is described. Treatment with metronidazole resulted in improved general condition while the jaundice continued to increase. The abscess was twice aspirated and a total of 500 ml fluid was obtained with no improvement in the jaundice. A percutaneous catheter was introduced and drained 300-400 ml bile a day, decreasing and stopping over a week. The jaundice progressively improved.
The Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Khan, J. A.,
Jafri, S. M.,
Khan, M. A.
(1990). Obstructive jaundice: an unusual presentation of amoebic liver abscess. The Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 93(3), 194-196.
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