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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The abdominal pain improved, but the patient remained with high temperature. Infection by the parasite Entamoeba histolytica causes amebic dysentery and amebic liver abscess, diseases associated with a high morbidity bepatico mortality.

Serum tests are usually very helpful in the diagnosis of the disease. Treatment with metronidazole was initiated with disappearance of fever. Manuscripts will be submitted electronically using the following web site: Asymptomatic carrier of hepatitis B surface antigen HBsAgwith normal liver profile.

Archivos de Bronconeumologia http: An early and accurate diagnosis avoids a higher morbi-mortality, as the treatment for ALA differs from that of the pyogenic abscess. Si continua navegando, consideramos que acepta su uso.

Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin ; Amebic liver abscess with bacterial superinfection in a patient with no epidemiologic risk factors. It would be convenient to design epidemiologic studies to know the real prevalence of amebiasis in Spain. The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two receding years.

He was admitted to our hospital with a 5-day history of dull and continuous abdominal pain in epigastrium and mesogastrium, sweating, chills and a temperature of up to 39ordm;ordm; C.

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. Antibiotic therapy was initiated with piperaciline-tazobactam and a percutaneous drainage was performed.


Subscribe to our Newsletter. Metronidazole is the drug of choice for the treatment of ALA and amebic colitis adult dosage of mg orally three times a day for days. Other types of articles such as reviews, editorials, special articles, clinical reports, and letters to the Editor are also published in the Journal.

The treatment of pleuropulmonary amebiasis with metronidazole. Jain A, Kar P.

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Medicine, 61pp. Molecular genetic techniques and new experimental models have increased the knowledge on the pathogenesis of amebiasis.

The sensitivity increases in the second to third week of the infection. This is probably what happened in our case, when the negative serology associated to the absence abseso epidemiologic risk factors misled to the diagnosis of pyogenic abscess, and subsequently, an early percutaneous drainage was performed.

There abceso often leukocytosis and abnormal liver profile. The percutaneous aspiration can cause the superinfection of the ALA, so it should be avoided in those cases with no indication.


Entamoeba histolytica is a protozoa that infects humans by fecal-oral contact. Complicaciones toracicas en dos casos de absceso hepatico amebiano. March – April Pages Print Send to a friend Export reference Mendeley Statistics. There was no need for a second percutaneous drainage. Med Clin ; To improve our services and products, we use “cookies” own or third parties authorized to show advertising related hepatoco client preferences through the analyses of navigation customer behavior.


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. Chest, 73pp. amehiano

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Nevertheless, this technique lacks the specificity that was initially believed He did not take any medication. The complications of ALA are: A short review of the pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis and management of the entity is included. Cellular immunity is important for the control of infection and the development of protective immunity after an invasive infection.

The possibility of ALA should be entertained even in the absence of history of exposure, and serology should be repeated in suspected cases with an initially negative result. Continuing navigation will be considered as acceptance of this use. Diagnosis and management of amebiasis.

Absceso hepático amebiano sobreinfectado sin antecedentes epidemiológicos

Current concepts in parasitology: How to cite this article. There were also radiologic findings of chronic liver disease without portal hypertension Fig 1.

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Entamoeba histolytica ; liver abscess; amoebic; immunity humoral; cell-mediated immunity; vaccine. Manual of clinical problems in pulmonary medicine.