EJMCR. 2020; 4(6): 190-193

Amoebic liver abscess in a 45-day-old baby: a case report

Authors: Nagina Shahzadi, Uzma Rubab, Nadeem Hashmat, Naureen Kanwal Satti.

ABSTRACT

Background: Liver abscess has been reported in children, but amoebic liver abscess is very rare in infants. This is a rare case report of an amoebic liver abscess in a 45-day-old baby. Case Presentation: A 45-day-old male baby was referred to the gastroenterology department with an 8-days history of fever and vomiting off and on. His feed intake was less than usual, but otherwise did not have any other systemic complaints. On examination, the liver was enlarged 3 cm below the coastal margin. Routine labs were conducted along with liver ultrasound and Computed tomography (CT scan) of the abdomen. Ultrasound revealed multiple liver abscesses. CT scan showed cystic lesions in the right lobe of the liver. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay test was positive for amoebiasis. The baby was treated with antibiotics and discharged after 2 weeks. He was advised to take oral metronidazole for 4 weeks. After a month, he was reviewed in the follow-up clinic with complete recovery and normal ultrasound. Conclusion: Amoebiasis is endemic in developing countries [1]. It is the second most common cause of mortality after malaria [2]. It is common in adults but rare in small children [3]. Awareness about good hygiene and drinking clean boiled water should be emphasized.

Keywords:
Liver abscess, children, amoebiasis, pyogenic liver abscess, amoebic liver abscess


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Amoebic liver abscess in a 45-day-old baby: a case report


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Nagina Shahzadi
Paediatric Gastroenterology Children Hospital Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan
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Uzma Rubab
Woman Medical Officer, Department of Peds Gastroenterology Children Hospital, Faisalabad, Pakistan
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Nadeem Hashmat
Department of Emergency Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Naureen Kanwal Satti
Department of Paediatrics, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Naureen Kanwal Satti, Department of Paediatrics, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; dresearch18@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 07 Nov 2019
Revised 02 May 2020
Accepted 18 May 2020
Published online 20 Jun 2020
Published in print 09 Jul 2020

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Shahzadi N, Rubab U, Hashmat N, Satti NK. Amoebic liver abscess in a 45-day-old baby: a case report. EJMCR. 2020; 4(6): 190-193. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1573143385


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Shahzadi N, Rubab U, Hashmat N, Satti NK. Amoebic liver abscess in a 45-day-old baby: a case report. EJMCR. 2020; 4(6): 190-193. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1573143385


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Shahzadi N, Rubab U, Hashmat N, Satti NK. Amoebic liver abscess in a 45-day-old baby: a case report. EJMCR. (2020), [cited August 14, 2020]; 4(6): 190-193. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1573143385


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Shahzadi, N., Rubab, . U., Hashmat, . N. & Satti, . N. K. (2020) Amoebic liver abscess in a 45-day-old baby: a case report. EJMCR, 4 (6), 190-193. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1573143385


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Shahzadi, Nagina, Uzma Rubab, Nadeem Hashmat, and Naureen Kanwal Satti. 2020. Amoebic liver abscess in a 45-day-old baby: a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (6), 190-193. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1573143385


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Shahzadi, Nagina, Uzma Rubab, Nadeem Hashmat, and Naureen Kanwal Satti. "Amoebic liver abscess in a 45-day-old baby: a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4 (2020), 190-193. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1573143385


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Shahzadi, Nagina, Uzma Rubab, Nadeem Hashmat, and Naureen Kanwal Satti. "Amoebic liver abscess in a 45-day-old baby: a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4.6 (2020), 190-193. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1573143385


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Shahzadi, N., Rubab, . U., Hashmat, . N. & Satti, . N. K. (2020) Amoebic liver abscess in a 45-day-old baby: a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (6), 190-193. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1573143385


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