Korean J Infect Dis.  1998 Oct;30(5):488-492.

Two Cases of Tuberculous Splenic Abscess Occured in Immunocompetent Patients

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Tuberculous splenic abscess is extremely rare in non- immunocompromised host. Although it has been increased since 1991, particularly in the HIV positive patients, it remains rare in the healthy patients. Only three cases have been reported in Korea. We report two cases of tuberculous splenic abscess presented as FUO in the previously healthy. One was improved by medical therapy and the other by splenectomy. It is important to include tuberculous splenic abscess in differential diagnosis of FUO, especially in case of splenic abscess that do not respond to empirical antibiotic therapy.

Keyword

Tuberculosis; Splenic abscess; FUO

MeSH Terms

Abscess*
Diagnosis, Differential
HIV
Humans
Immunocompromised Host
Korea
Splenectomy
Tuberculosis
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