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Atrial septal defect presenting as recurrent primary amoebic lung abscess.
  1. M. Sharma,
  2. H. Mehta,
  3. S. K. Sharma
  1. Department of Cardiology, BMRC, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, India.


    A middle-aged female with an atrial septal defect (secundum type) presented with a primary pulmonary amoebic abscess. She was successfully treated with antiamoebic therapy. One year later she presented with a similar lung abscess which again responded to antiamboebic treatment. Attention is drawn to the fact that a patient with a left to right shunt can present with a recurrent rare primary parasitic infection of the lung.

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