Obstructive jaundice: an unusual presentation of amoebic liver abscess

J. A. Khan, S. M.W. Jafri, M. A. Khan

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-196
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1990


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