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Clinical features and management of amoebic liver abscesses in a rural teaching hospital - A cross-sectional study, Sangareddy

Journal: International Archives of Integrated Medicine (IAIM) (Vol.3, No. 10)

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Page : 235-238

Keywords : Amoebic liver abscess; Amoebic dysentery; Percutaneous needle aspiration; Right lobe abscess; Left lobe abscess.;

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Background: Liver abscess is a major health problem in tropical and subtropical regions. Aim: The present study aimed to evaluate the clinical profile, management of amoebic liver abscess patients. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Department of Surgery MNR Medical College Hospital, Sangareddy over a period of 2 years from June 2014 to July 2016. A total of 100 patients with liver abscess were included in this study. Clinical examination, detail case history, ultrasonography reports, case management and outcome were recorded during study. Results: Among 100 patients, 88 were males and 12 were females. Majority of cases were belongs to the age group of 30 -40 years (45%). Most common clinical features of amoebic liver abscess was fever (89%), abdominal pain (78%) and diarrhoea (37%). The major signs were hepatomegaly (87%), right lobe abscess (68%), left lobe abscess (36%) and pleural effusion (18%). Mortality rate was 3% out of 100 patients. Conclusion: According to our study percutaneous needle aspiration with antiprotozoal drugs showed better results for the management of amoebic liver abscess.

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