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Amoebic liver abscess in pregnancy: report of two cases.
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PMID:  9604539     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Amoebic liver abscess is a rare complication of pregnancy. It however, carries significant morbidity and because the diagnosis is often delayed, physicians in developing countries need to be reminded of its possibility when patients present with right lower chest and abdominal pain. This study presents the clinical reports of two cases in which the diagnosis was delayed and review the literature on amoebic liver abscess in pregnancy.
M H Mabina; J Moodley; S B Pitsoe; S Monokoane
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  East African medical journal     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0012-835X     ISO Abbreviation:  East Afr Med J     Publication Date:  1998 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-06-23     Completed Date:  1998-06-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372766     Medline TA:  East Afr Med J     Country:  KENYA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Natal, South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / parasitology
Chest Pain / parasitology
Liver Abscess, Amebic / complications,  diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Pregnancy Complications, Parasitic / diagnosis*,  drug therapy

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