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Isolated tuberculous liver abscess in an immunocompetent adult patient: A case report and literature review.
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PMID:  24231587     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Tuberculous liver abscess is a rare disease entity even in endemic areas of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is usually accompanied by pulmonary tuberculosis or enteric tuberculosis. Further, an isolated tuberculous liver abscess is extremely rare. The disease is diagnosed by laparotomy or postmortem autopsy in most cases, and some authors adopted a 9-month antituberculosis regimen. We herein report a case of an isolated tuberculous liver abscess that initially manifested as persistent fever and general malaise, which was diagnosed by liver biopsy and treated successfully with a 6-month antituberculosis regimen and percutaneous abscess drainage.
Authors:
Tsung-Chia Chen; Ling-Tai Chou; Chen-Cheng Huang; An-Bang Lai; Jen-Hsien Wang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-11-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of microbiology, immunology, and infection = Wei mian yu gan ran za zhi     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1995-9133     ISO Abbreviation:  J Microbiol Immunol Infect     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
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Created Date:  2013-11-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100956211     Medline TA:  J Microbiol Immunol Infect     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Taichung Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taichung, Taiwan; Infection Control Committee, Taichung Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taichung, Taiwan.
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