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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50-51

Splenic abscess as a paradoxical response to chemotherapy in tuberculous pleural effusion

1 Department of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Medicine, J. L. N. Medical College, Ajmer, India
2 Department of Pathology, J. L. N. Medical College, Ajmer, India

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Ramakant Dixit
381/26, Ramganj, Ajmer-305 001, Rajasthan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1817-1737.58961

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We report a rare case of tuberculous pleural effusion that developed multiple splenic abscesses after antituberculosis chemotherapy. She responded to addition of oral corticosteroid to antituberculosis regimen. The relevant literature, regarding pathogenesis and clinical importance of recognizing a paradoxical response, is discussed.

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