A case report of pulmonary complication of amoebic liver abscess which exaggerated the tubercular lesions in the lung
Neelkanta Char, K. (1971) A case report of pulmonary complication of amoebic liver abscess which exaggerated the tubercular lesions in the lung. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 18 (2). pp. 60-62.
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Pulmonary complication of amoebic liver abscess was suspected on clinical and on chest X- ray and the diagnosis was confirmed by demonstrating the amoeboid trophozoits in sputum and cysts in the motion. Response to the amoebicidol drugs was very good. Associated pulmonary tuberculosis suspected and treatment advised. As the patient failed to take the anti-TB drugs and returned with open case of extensive bilateral pulmonary tuberculosis. In this case, pulmonary amoebiasis might be a cause in exacerbating the pulmonary tuberculosis by spreading the disease to other areas of the lung and converting the negative sputum for AFB into positive sputum for AFB. Further failure of continuing the INH treatment also a factor which assisted on exacerbating the disease.
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