An unusual case of tubercular liver abscess presenting as pericardial effusion

Authors

  • Vismaya K. B. Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Rihan Rashid Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20233939

Keywords:

Tubercular liver abscess, Pericardial effusion, Breathlessness

Abstract

Tropical nations like India frequently have liver abscess. They are typically amoebic or pyogenic abscesses. It can sporadically be a sign of hepatic tuberculosis (TB). Hepatic tuberculosis should be suspected in cases where the patient doesn’t present with typical complaints of pyogenic/amoebic abscess without response to commonly used antibiotics. Pyogenic/amoebic liver abscesses show the rare complication of rupture into the pericardium, especially if the abscess is left sided. However, a tubercular pericardial effusion presenting with rupture into the pericardium has rarely been reported. We present to you a case of tubercular pericardial effusion in a known diabetic patient secondary to ruptured liver abscess presenting to the emergency department with chief complaints of breathlessness, chest pain and bilateral pedal edema.

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2023-12-27

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