Indian Journal of Transplantation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 366--368

Amoebic liver abscess in a renal transplant recipient - A rare entity- Case report


Vishnu Dev Urs1, VN Unni1, Nanda Kachare2, Vinod Kumar Kunjappa1, Abhinav Menon1, PK Bipi1 
1 Department of Nephrology, Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala, India
2 Department of Pathology, Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. V N Unni
Department of Nephrology, Aster Medcity, Kuttisahib Road, Cheranelloor, Kochi - 682 027, Kerala
India

Infections are the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in renal transplant recipients; respiratory, urinary, and gastrointestinal infections are the most common. Gastrointestinal manifestations are usually associated with cytomegalovirus. Although opportunistic infections are common in solid organ transplant recipients in view of the immunosuppressed state, amoebic liver abscess is uncommon in renal transplant recipients and has not been reported in literature, to the best of our knowledge. We describe a patient with an amoebic liver abscess 3 months after renal transplantation surgery.


How to cite this article:
Urs VD, Unni V N, Kachare N, Kunjappa VK, Menon A, Bipi P K. Amoebic liver abscess in a renal transplant recipient - A rare entity- Case report.Indian J Transplant 2020;14:366-368


How to cite this URL:
Urs VD, Unni V N, Kachare N, Kunjappa VK, Menon A, Bipi P K. Amoebic liver abscess in a renal transplant recipient - A rare entity- Case report. Indian J Transplant [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 May 19 ];14:366-368
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