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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SNIP measures contextual citation impact by wighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field. Med Clin ; Departamento de Medicina Aparato Digestivo.

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The lack of findings consistent with pyogenic abscess negative gram staining and culture leads to the diagnosis of amebic abscess. CT-guided percutaneous drainage was carried out in 6 cases 5 of them with abscess sizes exceeding 10 cmand surgery in 4 cases.

Twenty-five patients had single abscesses. 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. A percutaneous drainage was performed on 22 patients.

Inmunología del absceso hepático amebiano

A total of Am J Gastroenterol ; Diarrhoea was one of the initial symptoms of the disease, and they had a single abscess predominantly in the right lobe. The percutaneous aspiration can cause the superinfection of the ALA, so it should be avoided in those cases with no indication. In amoebic cases the associated features were being aged 45 or younger, diarrhoea, and presence of a single abscess in the right lobe.

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SRJ is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. Ind J Gastroenterol ; The ALA is uncommon in developed countries like Spain in the absence of an epidemiologic history of exposure, such as travelling to endemic countries, contacting with immigrants from regions of endemicity, or belonging to a risk groups.

How to cite this article. Diagnostic percutaneous aspiration is rarely needed.

Infect Med ; An early and accurate diagnosis avoids a higher morbi-mortality, as the treatment for ALA differs from that of the pyogenic abscess. The most commonly used antibiotic combination were third generation cephalosporins with metronidazole, alone or with aminoglycosides 17 casesimipenem or piperacillin-tazobactam 16and aminoglycosides with metronidazole 5.

Ann Rev Med, 32pp. Abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography showed a hypodense collection, 7,5 x 5 cm in diameter, in segment II of the left lobe of the liver, heterogeneous and with rim enhancement, protruding from the liver surface.

In the present case, the early determination, in the sixth day of the disease, could be the cause of the initial negative result. On the other hand, subjects with ALA had an epidemiological history of travel or immigration. AJR,pp. Blood tests for both types of abscesses are similar: Abscesses secondary to ascending cholangitis and abseos unknown origin are the most common.

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Other types of articles such as reviews, editorials, special articles, clinical reports, and letters to the Editor are also published in the Journal. A short review of the pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis and management of the entity is included.

This item has received. Serum tests are usually very helpful in the diagnosis of the disease. Prevalencia de anticuerpos frente a Entamoeba histolytica en la zona norte de la provincia de Huelva. The abdominal pain improved, but the patient remained with high temperature.

Absceso hepático amebiano sobreinfectado sin antecedentes epidemiológicos

hepahico Servicio de Aparato Digestivo. Services on Demand Article. This is probably what happened in our case, when the negative serology associated to the absence of epidemiologic risk factors misled to the diagnosis of pyogenic abscess, and subsequently, an early percutaneous drainage was performed.

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