What is the role of liver aspiration in the diagnosis of amebiasis?

Updated: Jul 19, 2019
  • Author: Vinod K Dhawan, MD, FACP, FRCPC, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Ultrasound- or CT-guided needle aspiration of the liver should be performed when a diagnosis must be established very rapidly; pyogenic liver abscess can present and appear in similarly to amebic liver abscess.


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