We present a case of tubercular liver abscess with disseminated tuberculosis, associated with underlying HIV infection. The patient responded well to percutaneous drainage of the abscess and first-line quadruple antitubercular therapy. We report this case to highlight a rare manifestation of a common disease and to create greater awareness which may ensure timely diagnosis and avoid unnecessary surgical intervention.

Tubercular liver abscess: an uncommon presentation of disseminated tuberculosis

Carrara, E.;
2015

Abstract

We present a case of tubercular liver abscess with disseminated tuberculosis, associated with underlying HIV infection. The patient responded well to percutaneous drainage of the abscess and first-line quadruple antitubercular therapy. We report this case to highlight a rare manifestation of a common disease and to create greater awareness which may ensure timely diagnosis and avoid unnecessary surgical intervention.
Tuberculosis
Tubercular
Liver abscess
Hepatocellular carcinoma
Adult
Antitubercular Agents
Drainage
Humans
Liver Abscess
Male
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Tuberculosis, Miliary
Ultrasonography
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