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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 173-174

Isolated tuberculous liver abscess in an immunocompetent adult female


1 Senior Resident, Dept. of Microbiology, AIIMS, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
2 Associate Professor, Dept. of Microbiology, IGIMS, Patna, Bihar, India
3 Additional Professor, Dept. of Microbiology, IGIMS, Patna, Bihar, India
4 Professor, Dept. of Microbiology, IGIMS, Patna, Bihar, India
5 Professor and Head, Dept. of Microbiology, IGIMS, Patna, Bihar, India

Correspondence Address:
Anima Xess
Professor, Dept. Of Microbiology IGIMS
India
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Tuberculosis ( TB ) is a common cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Extra-pulmonary tuberculosis is commonly associated with immune-compromised patient and is difficult to diagnose. Tuberculous liver abscess is rare even in endemic areas of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. An isolated tuberculosis is extremely rare and accounts for 0.3% of new TB cases. Here we report a rare case of isolated tuberculous abscess of liver in a young adult in an immune-competent female of 26 years.


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