Isolated Tuberculous Liver Abscess in an Immunocompromised Adult: A case report

Authors

  • ASM Rizwan Registrar, Department of Medicine, Prime Medical College & Hospital, Rangpur
  • Md Rakibul Islam Professor of Medicine and Academic director, Prime Medical College & Hospital, Rangpur
  • Md Ghulam Yusuf Assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Prime Medical College & Hospital, Rangpur

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v17i1.35298

Keywords:

tuberculosis, liver abscess

Abstract

In Bangladesh tuberculosis (TB) cases are fairly common but isolated hepatobilliary TB cases are extremely rare. Liver abscess due to TB without involvement of any other site causes diagnostic delay and can easily confuse with pyogenic or amoebic liver abscess or haepatocellular carcinoma. We present a case of a 44-years-old diabetic,normotensive male who presented with prolonged high grade fever with chill and rigor with tender hepatomegally. He was put on treatment for liver abscess but was not responding. Later on, histopathology was done and it turned out to be a case of tuberculous liver abscess.

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol.17(1) 2018 p.155-157

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Published

2018-01-11

How to Cite

Rizwan, A., Islam, M. R., & Yusuf, M. G. (2018). Isolated Tuberculous Liver Abscess in an Immunocompromised Adult: A case report. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 17(1), 155–157. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v17i1.35298

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Case Reports