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Amoebic liver abscess
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 A06.4
ICD-9 006.3
MeSH D008101

A amoebic liver abscess is a type of liver abscess caused by amebiasis.

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Clinicals

Symptoms

  • Pain Right Hypochondrium referred to Right shoulder
  • Pyrexia (100.4 F)
  • Profused sweating and Rigors
  • Loss of Weight
  • Earthy Complexion

Signs

  • Pallor
  • Tenderness and rigidity in right hypochondrium
  • Palpable Liver
  • Intercostal Tenderness
  • Basal Lung Signs

Diagnosis

Management

Treatment must also include a lumenal amoebicide to prevent reinvasion of tissues by amoebae still in the intestines (see Amoebiasis).

References

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