Amoebic liver abscess presenting as fever of unknown origin: An uncommon presentation of a common disease

N. Karthik Rao, Navin Patil, Sushil Kiran Kunder, A. Avinash, Srikanth Prasad, Anurag Pathak, J. Chaitan, A. Talha

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Abstract

Pyrexia of unknown origin usually requires extensive diagnostic and therapeutic investigations. At times, even after these extensive procedures, the patient's condition might go undiagnosed. There is no limit to the spectrum of diseases or infections that present as fever of unknown origin. This case report showcases one such case of undiagnosed pyrexia, which later turned out to be due to a large amoebic liver abscess. Although amoebic liver abscesses are not uncommon, the presentation in the current scenario was uncommon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1253-1256
Number of pages4
JournalResearch Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences
Volume6
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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    Rao, N. K., Patil, N., Kunder, S. K., Avinash, A., Prasad, S., Pathak, A., Chaitan, J., & Talha, A. (2015). Amoebic liver abscess presenting as fever of unknown origin: An uncommon presentation of a common disease. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 6(6), 1253-1256.