Title

Obstructive jaundice: an unusual presentation of amoebic liver abscess

Document Type

Report

Department

Pulmonary and Critical Care

Abstract

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.

Publication

The Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

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