Retrospective Study of Amoebic Liver Abscess in Tertiary Care Hospital

Amoebic Liver Abscess

  • Sunesh Kumar Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Teerthankar Mahaveer Medical College & Research Centre, Bagarpur, Moradabad (U.P.).
Keywords: ALA, Abscess, Entamoeba histolytica, Anchovy sauce appearance

Abstract

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.

Published
2018-11-15
How to Cite
Kumar, S. (2018). Retrospective Study of Amoebic Liver Abscess in Tertiary Care Hospital. Asian Journal of Medical Research, 7(3), 20-22. Retrieved from https://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/347