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Fulminant amoebiasis in a child with recurrent multiple amoebic liver abscesses and pleuropulmonary complications.

Authors
  • Genel, Ferah
  • Atlihan, Fusun
  • Targan, Seref
  • Gulez, Nesrin
  • Hacikara, Sukriye
  • Karaca, Irfan
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of tropical paediatrics
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2004
Volume
24
Issue
3
Pages
267–269
Identifiers
PMID: 15479578
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 5-year-old boy with recurrent liver abscesses and pleural empyema, presumed to be amoebic, is described. Despite surgical drainage of the liver and thoracic wall combined with metronidazole and chloroquine, he died 7 weeks after admission.

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