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Amoebic Liver Abscess

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A word from the author
Preface to the web edition
Foreward
Preface
Acknowledgement
Book Review

SECTION I
A Historical Review

SECTION II
World distribution
Pathogenesis
Pathology
Immunology
Experimental model.

SECTION III
Plea for the re-orientation of the concept of amoebic liver abscess
General clinical features
Clinical syndromes produced by right lobe abscess
Right sided Pleuropulmonary amoebiasis
Peritonitis
Clinical syndromes produced by left lobe abscess
U.S.S.S.L.L.L.A.L.A. syndrome
Amoebic pericarditis
Left sided Pleuropulmonary amoebiasis
Multiple amoebic liver abscess

SECTION IV
Amoebic pus
Hyperbilirubinaemia in amoebic liver abscess

Other laboratory investigations and liver function tests
Role of radiology
Role of serology
Role of hepatic scintigraphy, ultrasonic imaging and CAT scan
Role of peritoneoscopy

SECTION V
False localisation
Amoebic liver abscess in children
Amoebic liver abscess in pregnancy
Recurrent abscess
Superficial abscess
Sympathetic effusions
Solid abscess
Silent abscess
Atypical presentation
Amoebic liver abscess with portal hypertension
Cirrhosis and amoebic liver abscess
Tuberculoisis with amoebic liver abscess
Relapse, resistant or refractory abscess

SECTION VI
Uncommon complications
Differential diagnosis

SECTION VII
Medical Management
Aspiration
Open drainage and other surgical procedures
Treatment of pleuropulmonary amoebiasis


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  2. U.S. S. S.L.L.L.A.L.A. syndrome
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  4. Multiple amoebic liver abscesses are more common than a single amoebic liver abscess and less serious than thought initially
  5. Splenic abscess of the upper pole — a very close differential diagnosis of left lobe superior surface amoebic liver abscess
  6. Amoebic osteomyelitis : an iatrogenic complication of amoebic liver abscess (1st Report in the World Literature)
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  8. Multiple amoebic liver abscesses
  9. Imaging of an amoebic liver abscess
  10. Are you sure it is amoebiasis and not giardiasis?


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  3. Surgical amoebiasis—treatment is often conservative
  4. Atypical presentation of amoebic liver abscess
  5. .Anamnestic reaction of blood test of IHA for amoebiasis
  6. Is amoebic liver abscess a silent disease?
  7. Does the entity of amoebic hepatitis exist?
  8. Solid tuberculoma of the liver: a close differential diagnosis of solid amoebic liver abscess
  9. Solid amoebic liver abscess
  10. Does the entity of amoeboma exist