Sonography in the diagnosis and management of hepatic amebic abscess in children
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Hepatic amebic abscess is a potentially fatal infection which is difficult to diagnose in children. Sonography is an ideal non-invasive imaging tool which can prove invaluable in the diagnosis and management of hepatic amebic abscess. Sonographic findings should suggest the correct diagnosis in most instances. This allows prompt initiation of therapy, forestalling life-threatening complications. Sonography is also an extremely useful non-invasive means of following response to therapy in children with hepatic amebic abscesses.
Key WordsGray-scale ultrasound Amebiasis Hepatic amebic abscess liver abscess
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