DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3933.ijam20213672

A rare case of amoebic liver abscess as an immediate post-COVID-19 complication in an immunocompetent female: our experience from KIMS Secunderabad

Praveen Kumar Kulkarni, Vinay Kumar, Daya Vaswani, Anant A. Takalkar

Abstract


The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which originated in Wuhan, the capital city of the Hubei Province, China, in late 2019. It was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11th, 2020(1). COVID-19 has challenged healthcare systems through its highly infectious nature and case fatality rate. Till date, numerous complications of COVID-19 have been reported including post COVID-19 Lung fibrosis, pulmonary thromboembolism, lung abscess, complications involving other organs apart from respiratory system like Acute coronary syndromes, Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, peripheral thromboembolic events, large vessel strokes, vasculitis. Direct hepatic injury or hepatitis has also been reported. But there is sparsity of data on occurrence of liver abscess as an immediate post COVID 19 complication. Hence, we present this case of a middle-aged immunocompetent female to highlight the importance of considering rare complications in COVID 19 patients.


Keywords


Amoebic liver abscess, COVID 19, SARS-CoV-2

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