What are possible complications of amebiasis-induced liver abscess?

Updated: Jul 19, 2019
  • Author: Vinod K Dhawan, MD, FACP, FRCPC, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Complications of amebic liver abscess include the following:

  • Intraperitoneal, intrathoracic, or intrapericardial rupture, with or without secondary bacterial infection

  • Direct extension to pleura or pericardium

  • Dissemination and formation of brain abscess


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