Primary Hepatic Actinomycosis: a Diagnostic Problem

Khawar Abbas Kazmi Department of Medicine, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi, Pakistan

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S. M. Rab Department of Medicine, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi, Pakistan

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A fatal case of hepatic actinomycosis in an immuno-compromised host is described. Diagnosis was delayed because of the rarity of this disease and because amoebic liver abscess, common in the tropics, has a similar presentation.

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