Multiple amoebic abscesses with erythema nodosum
Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Indian Journal of Pediatrics, Volume 79, Number 4, p.532-534 (2012)
Keywords:Abdominal Abscess, abdominal pain, abscess, amebiasis, Amebic, amoebic abscess, anemia, antiamebic agent, antibiotic agent, article, blood culture, bone marrow biopsy, case report, child, computer assisted tomography, Cytology, Developing countries, Diagnosis, Differential, echography, Entamoeba histolytica, Entamoebiasis, erythema nodosum, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, female, fever, hepatomegaly, human, human tissue, Humans, India, laboratory test, leukocytosis, liver abscess, liver amebiasis, lymph node, metronidazole, pallor, preschool child, serology, Splenic Diseases, splenomegaly, Tomography, trophozoite, Ultrasonography, X-Ray Computed
Amoebiasis, a common parasitic infection in the tropics is most commonly associated with solitary liver abscess. Multiple hepatic, splenic and renal abscesses are a very rare presentation of extraintestinal amoebiasis in children. The authors report a 6-y-old girl who presented with a febrile illness, hepatosplenomegaly and erythema nodosum and was diagnosed to have multiple amoebic abscesses by imaging and aspiration cytology of a liver abscess. This is also the first case report of the association of erythema nodosum with extraintestinal amoebiasis in children. © Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2011.
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