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Tuberculous liver abscess as a unique cause of liver abscess: A case report and literature review

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submitted on 2023-12-31, 10:21 and posted on 2024-01-14, 05:03 authored by Elabbass A. Abdelmahmuod, Mahmoud Elayana, Eihab Subahi, Loai Aker, Mohammed A. Alamin, Gamal Alfitori

Introduction

TLA is most commonly associated with an immunocompromised state, a focus of infection in the lungs or gastrointestinal system, or as part of congenital or miliary tuberculosis. Isolated TLA is rare, with only a few cases reported in the literature.

Methods

We describe a case of a 24-years-old healthy male with an isolated Tuberculous Liver abscess presented with prolonged fever, abdominal pain, and general malaise. He was successfully treated with a 6-month antituberculosis regimen and percutaneous abscess drainage.

Discussion and conclusion

The signs and symptoms of isolated TLA are nonspecific. The diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion, especially in endemic areas and in individuals with a known tuberculosis risk factor. A better outcome is linked to an early diagnosis and timely treatment with systemic Antituberculous medications. This case report highlights the importance of considering TLA (Tuberculous or Tubercular Liver Abscess) when diagnosing hepatic masses or abscesses as a possible cause of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB).

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Published in: Heliyon
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
See article on publisher's website: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e20755

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Open Access funding provided by the Qatar National Library.

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  • English

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Cell Press

Publication Year

  • 2023

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This Item is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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  • Hamad Medical Corporation

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