Retrospective Study of Amoebic Liver Abscess in Tertiary Care Hospital
Amoebic Liver Abscess
Background: Amoebic liver abscess is a most common disease in our part of country. Low socioeconomic conditions, poorhygiene, toddy taking, all play a very vital role for its cause. The aim of the present study is to study the complete profile of the disease in terms of clinical presentations, its management and its prognostic outcome. Subjects and Methods: 40 cases were included in this study ,out of the 40 cases 36 were male and 4 were female.This study was conducted in the Department of Surgery, Teerthankar Mahaveer Medical College & Research Centre. Results: ALA were found mostly in males .Out of 36 male cases, 80.5% consumed alcohol and 19.5% male cases non-alcoholic. Presentation of symptoms were occurred pain abdomen (92.5%), fever (87.5%), Anorexia (47.5%), nausea (35%), Jaundice (15%). Commonly signs of exhibition were tender hepatomegaly (92.5%), intercostal tenderness (90%). Conclusion: This study concluded that ALA with less than 6cm got improved survival and lowered morbidity through early diagnosis and by the use of conservative management with metronidazole.