Abstract. VIASUS PEREZ, Diego F.; PINILLA, Análida E. and LOPEZ, Myriam C.. Immunology of the amebic liver abscess. Rev. salud pública [online]. , vol.6 . Ciencias Médicas. Enero-febrero, ; 19(1): Absceso hepático amebiano, presentación atípica. An atypical presentation of amoebic hepatic abscess. Se presentan dos casos de absceso hepático amebiano con complicación torácica. Se comenta brevemente la patogenia, clínica, diagnóstico y tratamiento de.

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Mean hospital stay was 18 days and two patients died.

It has also been reported in imunosuppressed patients, HIV patients, patients on corticosteroids or suffering from chronic infections like tuberculosis or syphilis and patients who have undergone post-traumatic splenectomy.

Diagnosis and management of amebiasis. N Engl J Med,pp. Cir Esp ; Treatment with metronidazole was initiated with disappearance of fever. CiteScore measures average citations received per document published.

J Clin Microbiol amebiao Changes in etiology, management and outcome. A total of ALA is caused by the colonization of the liver by trophozoites of pathogenic strains of E. Are you a health professional able to prescribe or dispense drugs? There are small series of cases and isolated cases described in the literature Hughes M, Petri W.

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The risk of developing a pyogenic abscess in diabetic people and in those suffering from malignant tumours is tenfold higher than that of the general population; in patients who have undergone liver transplantation it is times higher 2. Ind J Gastroenterol ; Tratado de Medicina Interna de Cecil-Loeb, 9. Thoracic complications in two cases of amebic abscess of the liver. Salto 1R. Cellular immunity is important for the control of infection and the development of protective immunity after an invasive infection.


Currently, a very specific technique which can be used for the diagnosis agseso ALA as long as sbseso subject has not been treated with amoebacides is the presence of adhesin Gal-GalNac in the serum PCR is considered the gold standard for immigrants coming from endemic areas and frequent travellers who carry antibodies against E.

He was admitted to our hospital with maebiano 5-day history of dull and continuous abdominal pain in epigastrium and mesogastrium, sweating, chills and a temperature of up to 39ordm;ordm; C. The microbiologic diagnosis is based on the detection of the parasite in the abscess aspirate, although this is an uncommon finding due to the necrotic nature of the abscess The limitations of this study are its retrospective, observational nature, and that it includes a relatively small number of cases compared to other Central and South American Asian studies.

The classical symptomatology of PLA fever, shivering, and pain in the lower right abdomen with or without hepatomegaly, of subacute presentationoccurs in a small percentage of patients.


A percutaneous drainage was carried out on 6 patients. Antibiotic therapy was initiated with piperaciline-tazobactam and a percutaneous drainage was performed. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.

Amebic liver abscess with bacterial superinfection in a patient with no epidemiologic risk factors. Nevertheless, there are no pathognomonic findings for ALA 2. The patient was discharged with levofloxacin for six weeks and radiologic studies obtained one month after discontinuation of antibiotic, showed decrease in the size of the abscess.

Absceso hepático piógeno versus amebiano: Estudio clínico comparativo de una serie de 58 casos

Serum tests are usually very helpful in the diagnosis of the disease. Service of Digestive Diseases. En Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. Most ALA respond to metronidazole therapy. Gastroenterol Clin North Am ; There was abbseso need for a second percutaneous drainage.

Ameviano continua navegando, consideramos que acepta su uso. In amoebic abscesses several methods were used: The abdominal pain improved, but the patient remained with high temperature.

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