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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 18, No. 3, 2011, pp. 79-81
Bioline Code: mj11041
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2011, pp. 79-81

 en An Unusual Case of Amoebic Liver Abscess Presenting with Hepatic Encephalopathy: A Case Report
Sarda, Anil Kumar & Mittal, Rakesh


Amoebic liver abscess (ALA) with jaundice and encephalopathy is a rare occurrence and has been recognised and studied more frequently in recent years. We present a case of massive ALA presenting with jaundice, hepatic encephalopathy, and septicaemia that was treated successfully with percutaneous drainage of the abscess, right-sided chest tube insertion, and anti-amoebic therapy.

amoebiasis, hepatic encephalopathy, hepatology, jaundice, liver abscess

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