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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2004 Mar;7(1):108-111. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.5223/kjpgn.2004.7.1.108
Han YS , Chung JY , Kim SW , Kim SH .
Department of Pediatrics, Sanggyepaik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University, Seoul, Korea. pedchung@sanggyepaik.ac.kr
Department of Radiology, Sanggyepaik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Tuberculosis is not a common cause of liver abscess and it is rarely considered in the differential diagnosis of a patient with hepatic mass. We report a case of tuberculous abscess of liver and spleen in a 15-year-old boy who presented with abdominal pain, fever and weight loss. The ultrasonographic and computed tomographic scan of the abdomen revealed multiple cystic lesions in the liver and spleen. Mycobacterium tuberculosis was cultured from the ascitic fluid and biopsy specimen of lymph node. Follow up CT scan of the abdomen after anti-tuberculosis medication for eighteen months showed complete resolution of the cystic lesions with calcified nodules.

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