Abstract. VIASUS PEREZ, Diego F.; PINILLA, Análida E. and LOPEZ, Myriam C.. Immunology of the amebic liver abscess. Rev. salud pública [online]. , vol.6 . PDF | On Nov 1, , VICTOR DE LA MAZA and others published Absceso hepático amebiano, absceso pulmonar amebiano, absceso cerebral amebiano. 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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Two cases of amebic abscess of the liver are described.

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Indications for aspiration of liver abscesses are the need to rule out a pyogenic abscess; bacterial coinfection of ALA, large abscesses with a diameter of more than 5 cm, the prevention of rupture of left-lobe abscesses, the failure to respond clinically to drug therapy within 5 to 7 days and the threat of imminent rupture 2,15, A second blood cultures were sterile. How to cite this article. The increase of the number of cases in the absence of epidemiologic risk factors in our country, as derived from the increasing number of cases lately reported, and the present case, lead to consider the existence of autochthonous cases.


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. Thoracic complications of amebic abscess of the liver. Chest, 79pp. Med Clin ; 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.

This therapeutic regimen should be followed by a luminar agent like paramomycin for a period of seven days 2. Ann Rev Med, 32pp. It usually inhabits the colon, where it can cause an asymptomatic infection or it can become invasive and cause amebic colitis.

AJR,pp. The akebiano findings are those of a liver abscess and consist of a low hepatioc collection on CT or a hypoechogenic lesion on ultrasonography, with posterior acustic shadowing and inner echos that mobilize with postural changes. J Clin Microbiol ; The percutaneous aspiration and drainage of ALA is controversial.

Treatment with metronidazole was initiated with disappearance of fever. 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.

The case that we describe could be considered an autochthonous case of ALA, related to the increasing number of cases diagnosed in Spain. Diagnostic percutaneous aspiration is rarely needed. Cellular immunity is important for the control of infection and the development of protective immunity after an invasive infection.


Absceso hepático amebiano sobreinfectado sin antecedentes epidemiológicos

New concepts of amebic liver abscess derived from hepatic imaging, serodiagnosis and hepatic enzymes in 67 consecutive cases in San Diego.

Manual of clinical problems in pulmonary medicine. In developing countries like Vietnam, were infection by Entamoeba histolytica is endemic, the annual incidence of amebic liver abscess is 21 cases perhabitants. Most ALA respond to metronidazole therapy. absxeso

After invasion into the intestinal mucosa, it can disseminate to other organs, predominantly the liver, leading to an amebic abscess. SNIP measures contextual citation impact by wighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field. Rev Esp Enferm Dig ; There is often leukocytosis and abnormal liver profile.

Continuing navigation will be considered as acceptance of this use. The complications of ALA are: Ind J Gastroenterol ; Piperaciline-tazobactam was added, with resolution of fever and marked improvement in the patientacute;s condition. To improve our services and products, we use “cookies” own or third parties authorized to show advertising related to client abscesp through the analyses of navigation customer behavior.

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