An unusual presentation of amebic liver abscesses

Broz, Pavel; Jacob, Augustinus L.; Fehr, Jan; Kissel, Christine K.
November 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/9/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 16, p1755
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 47-year-old man manifesting an abdominal pain in the right upper quadrant, mild jaundice, and one-week history of fever. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) and ultrasonography revealed multiple hypodense lesions with rim enhancement in the liver and results of polymerase chain reaction testing for Entamoeba histolytica were positive. The article discusses invasive amebiasis in patients with liver abscesses.


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