Abstract

A rare association of tuberculous liver abscesses with bilateral transudative pleural effusion, ascites and venous thromboembolism in a 22-year-male is reported. While the BACTEC culture and polymerase chain reaction of the aspirate from liver abscess were positive for mycobacterium tuberculosis, all the reports of pleural fluid and ascitic fluid were negative. The bilateral pleural effusion and the ascites may be due to a non-tuberculous cause like hypoalbuminaemia. The finding of venous thromboembolism was incidental.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-278
Number of pages3
JournalRespiratory Medicine CME
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 02-03-2010

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Liver Abscess
Venous Thromboembolism
Pleural Effusion
Ascites
Hypoalbuminemia
Ascitic Fluid
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Polymerase Chain Reaction

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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