Article Text

Download PDFPDF

Liver abscess and disseminated intravascular coagulation in tuberculosis.
  1. M. R. Nampoory,
  2. M. M. Halim,
  3. R. Sreedharan,
  4. N. A. al-Sweih,
  5. R. K. Gupta,
  6. J. N. Constandi,
  7. K. V. Johny
  1. Department of Medicine, Radiology and Microbiology, Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital, Ministry of Public Health, Kuwait.


    We report the case of a 55-year-old man with chronic renal failure, and a history of prolonged fever and jaundice. Radiological studies revealed a multiloculated irregular liver abscess. Mycobacterium tuberculosis was isolated from the abscess on smear and culture of aspirated pus. Haematological studies revealed the presence of disseminated intravascular coagulation. A detailed search failed to identify any reason for this other than the tuberculous infection. The treatment of tuberculous liver abscess and pathogenesis of disseminated intravascular coagulation in tuberculosis are discussed.

    Statistics from

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.