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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Parasitism by Entamoeba histolytica in developed countries occurs in specific population subgroups: 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.


In the case that we report the percutaneous aspiration was required because hepaatico false negative serology for amebiasis and the absence of epidemiologic risk factors. Sometimes, the abscess only causes fever.

The treatment of pleuropulmonary amebiasis with metronidazole. Entamoeba histolytica ; liver abscess; amoebic; immunity humoral; cell-mediated immunity; vaccine.

A diagnosis of pyogenic hepxtico was initially entertained, due to the absence of epidemiologic risk factors and the negative serology for Entamoeba histolytica. Med Clin Bar ; On the other hand, subjects with ALA had an epidemiological history of travel or immigration. Thoracic complications of amebic abscess of the liver.


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SRJ is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. Hospital de la S. Li E, Stanley SL. Gastroenterol Hepatol ; Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin ; In developed countries such as the United States, it is unusual and is most commonly seen in immigrants from and travelers to heaptico countries 2.

ALA is caused by the colonization of the liver by trophozoites of pathogenic strains of E. Immunology of the amebic liver abscess. Jain A, Kar P. Antibiotic therapy was initiated with piperaciline-tazobactam and a percutaneous drainage was performed.

Arch Intern Med ; Some of these cases lacked history of exposure and happened in groups at risk or were considered autochthonous, as the case that we report, that developed on the background of hepatitis B surface antigen HBsAg carrier, with no other factors associated.

Therefore, the submission of manuscripts written in either Spanish or English is welcome. In cases secondary to biliary tract infection, bilirubin levels are hepatkco increased.

Cosme 1E. It causes foci of necrosis in the liver parenchyma, most of the time leading into absso single cavity. Other types of articles such as reviews, editorials, special articles, clinical reports, and letters to the Editor are also published in the Journal.

The percutaneous aspiration can cause the superinfection of the ALA, so it should be avoided in those cases with no indication. Microbiological diagnoses and findings from imaging techniques for the 58 patients studied are shown in tables II and III. Ind J Gastroenterol ; In the present case, the early determination, in the sixth day of the disease, could be the cause of the initial negative result.


The case that we describe could be considered an autochthonous case of ALA, related to the increasing number of cases diagnosed in Spain. An early and accurate diagnosis avoids a higher morbi-mortality, as the treatment for ALA differs from that of the pyogenic abscess. The aim of the treatment is to treat invasive liver infection and eradicate colonic colonization.

A percutaneous drainage was carried out on 6 patients. Salto 1R. Changes in etiology, management and outcome.

Absceso hepático amebiano sobreinfectado sin antecedentes epidemiológicos

Medicine Madrid ; 8: PHA often occurs in individuals over 50 years old with a slight hepatoco in men 14, Departments of 2 Internal Medicine, 3 Radiology, and 4 Microbiology. In amoebic cases the associated features were being aged 45 or younger, diarrhoea, and presence of a single abscess in the right lobe.

Full text is only aviable in PDF. The sensitivity increases in the second to third week of the infection.