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Tuberculous Liver Abscess in a Case Without Lung Involvement

Authors
Journal
The Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
1607-551X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
26
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s1607-551x(10)70015-2
Keywords
  • Case Reports
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Hepatic tuberculosis is an uncommon form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis, particularly when it presents in the form of liver abscess. Here, we report a 64-year-old man who was admitted to our hospital having experienced intermittent chills for 3 months. Aspiration of the liver abscess revealed neither bacteria nor acid-fast bacilli, but pus and granulation tissue were found. Antituberculous therapy was started empirically and cultures of the abscess confirmed the presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis 3 weeks later. We suggest that tuberculous liver abscess should be considered in patients not showing typical features or who fail to respond to antibiotics.

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