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Diseases Of The Liver
 

Amoebic Abscess

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Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain, particularly in the right, upper region. Pain may be intense, continuous, or stabbing.
  • General discomfort, uneasiness, or ill feeling (malaise )
  • Sweating
  • Chills
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Diarrhea
  • Jaundice
  • Joint pain


Exams and Tests

Tests that may be done include : -


  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Abdominal CT scan or MRI
  • Complete blood count
  • Liver biopsy - rarely done due to high risk of complications
  • Liver scan
  • Liver function tests
  • Serology for amebiasis


Diagnosis

  • Examination
  • Ill-appearance
  • Fever
  • Tender right upper abdomen
  • Palpable liver (liver can be felt) whereas the liver is not easily felt
  • Tenderness in chest wall of right chest
  • Laboratory tests
  • Anemia
  • Elevated white blood cell count
  • Hemagglutination test

Imaging : -


  • Chest X-Ray shows elevated right diaphragm
  • Ultrasound
  • CT scan 20 days after successful treatment to eradicate ameba cysts
  • MRI

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Treatment

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A medicine called metronidazole (Flagyl) is the usual treatment for liver abscess. Medications such as paromomycin must also be taken to remove intestinal amebiasis to prevent recurrence of the disease. In rare cases, the abscess may need to be drained to help relieve some of the abdominal pain.


Complications

The abscess may rupture into the abdominal cavity, the lining of the lungs, the lungs, or the sac around the heart. The infection can also spread to the brain.


Risk factors

  • Malnutrition
  • Old age
  • Pregnancy
  • Steroid use
  • Cancer
  • Immunosuppression
  • Alcoholism
  • Recent travel to a tropical region
  • Homosexuality, particularly in males


The list of of Gastroenterology Hospitals in India is as follows : -


Apollo Hospitals Bangalore Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore, India
Apollo Hospital Chennai Apollo Hospital, Chennai, India
Apollo Hospitals Hyderabad Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
Apollo Hospitals Delhi Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi, India
Apollo Hospitals Kolkata Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata, India
Apollo Hospital, Goa, India Apollo Hospital, Goa, India
Wockhardt Hospital Bangalore India Wockhardt Hospital, Bangalore India
Wockhardt Hospital hyderabad, India Wockhardt Hospital, hyderabad, India
Wockhardt Hospital Mumbai, India Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai, India
Fortis Hospital, Delhi, India Fortis Hospital, Delhi, India
Fortis Hospital Mohali, India Fortis Hospital, Mohali, India
Fortis Hospital Noida, India Fortis Hospital, Noida, India
Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, India Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, India
Sparsh Hospital, Bangalore, India Sparsh Hospital, Bangalore, India
Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon ( Delhi ) , India Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon ( Delhi ) , India
Max Super Specialty hospital,  Delhi, India Max Super Specialty hospital, Delhi, India
Max Devki Devi Heart and Vascular  hospital,  Delhi, India Max Devki Devi Heart and Vascular hospital, Delhi, India
Max Health Check Centre, Delhi, India Max Health Check Centre, Delhi, India
BGS Global Hospital Bangalore, India BGS Global Hospital, Bangalore, India
BGS Global Hospital Chennai, India BGS Global Hospital, Chennai, India
BGS Global Hospital Hyderabad, India BGS Global Hospital, Hyderabad, India


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