Huge amoebic liver abscess presented with massive right empyema: A case report

Mostafa El-Shamy, Mohamed Emara, Ahmad Attia, Mohamed Abd-Allah, Sameh Said

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Abstract

Amoebic liver abscess is a complication of amoebiasis that needs early diagnosis and proper treatment before further complications occur. We report a-35 year old female presented by fever and dyspnea due to huge liver abscess complicated by massive right side empyema. The patient was effectively treated by percutaneous drainage for both the right lobe abscess and empyema together with pharmacologic agents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-144
Number of pages4
JournalIranian Journal of Parasitology
Volume9
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Amoebic liver abscess
  • Empyema
  • Percutaneous drainage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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El-Shamy, M., Emara, M., Attia, A., Abd-Allah, M., & Said, S. (2014). Huge amoebic liver abscess presented with massive right empyema: A case report. Iranian Journal of Parasitology, 9(1), 141-144.