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Tuberculous liver abscess is a rare disease entity even in endemic areas of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is usually accompanied by pulmonary tuberculosis or enteric tuberculosis. Further, an isolated tuberculous liver abscess is extremely rare. The disease is diagnosed by laparotomy or postmortem autopsy in most cases, and some authors adopted a 9-month antituberculosis regimen. We herein report a case of an isolated tuberculous liver abscess that initially manifested as persistent fever and general malaise, which was diagnosed by liver biopsy and treated successfully with a 6-month antituberculosis regimen and percutaneous abscess drainage.
Journal: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection - Volume 49, Issue 3, June 2016, Pages 455–458