A case of amoebic liver abscess with obstructive jaundice is described. Treatment with metronidazole resulted in improved general condition while the jaundice continued to increase. The abscess was twice aspirated and a total of 500 ml fluid was obtained with no improvement in the jaundice. A percutaneous catheter was introduced and drained 300-400 ml bile a day, decreasing and stopping over a week. The jaundice progressively improved.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene|
|Publication status||Published - 1990|