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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Gad Satish, Rajam, La, Regi, Sb, and Nazar, P. Kc, “Multiple amoebic abscesses with erythema nodosum”, Indian Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 79, pp. 532-534, 2012.