oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Amoebic Liver Abscess in Infancy A Case Report

Volume 29, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A case report on infantile amoebic abscess is presented. Pitfalls in the proper diagnosis are mentioned. These include the general belief that the condition is rare and the difficulties encountered in recovery of the offending organisms both in stools and from the liver abscess. The pus itself may also not be characteristic. The need for early diagnosis is emphasized and we recommend to drain the abscess and institute metronidazole.

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