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NJBMS - Volume 1, Issue 2., October - December 2010

Pages: 106-108
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HEPATIC ABSCESS- AN UNUSUAL PRESENTATION OF S.typhi

Author: Dr. K.M. Mohanasoundaram , Dr. B. Usha, Dr. S. Senthilnathan

Category: Microbiology

Abstract:

Liver abscess due to S.typhi is an extremely rare occurrence and is associated with high mortality. We describe a 40-year-old female patient with PUO in whom ultrasound revealed a liver abscess and culture of ultrasound guided liver aspirate yielded S.typhi. The Widal testwas positivewith very high titers. No pre-existing liver pathology could be found. Ciprofloxacin therapy resulted in complete recovery.We report the clinical, radiological and microbiological features of this rare condition.

Keywords: Liver abscess, S.typhi