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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Infect Med ; Previous article Next article. Diagnostic percutaneous aspiration is rarely needed. 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.

Ann Intern Med, 93pp. This therapeutic regimen should be followed by a luminar agent like paramomycin for a period of seven days 2. Cellular immunity is important for the control of infection and the development of protective immunity after an invasive infection. It would be convenient to design epidemiologic studies to know the real prevalence of amebiasis in Spain. The sensitivity increases in the second to third week of the infection. Amebic liver abscess with bacterial superinfection in a patient with no epidemiologic risk factors.

He denied respiratory amebiani or changes in bowel habit. 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. Therefore, abwceso submission of manuscripts written in either Spanish or English is welcome.

He denied having travelled abroad or any contact with immigrants from developing countries. Other types of articles such as reviews, editorials, special articles, clinical reports, and letters to the Editor are also published in the Journal.


A diagnosis of pyogenic abscess was initially entertained, due to the absence of epidemiologic risk factors and the negative serology for Entamoeba histolytica. Archivos de Bronconeumologia http: Medicine, 61pp.

In developing countries like Vietnam, were infection by Entamoeba histolytica is endemic, the annual incidence of amebic liver abscess is 21 cases perhabitants. The risk of rupture is higher in left-lobe abscesses, due to the smaller size of this lobe and the lack of space for a growing mass 2. The amebic liver abscess ALA has a worldwide incidence of 50 cases per year 1. Rev Clin Esp ; Tratado de Medicina Interna de Cecil-Loeb, 9. Thoracic complications of amebic abscess of the liver.

Antibiotic therapy was initiated with piperaciline-tazobactam and a percutaneous drainage was performed. Serum tests are usually very helpful in the diagnosis of the disease. 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, Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin ; He did not take any medication.

Med Clin ; Services on Demand Article. In developed countries such as the United States, it is unusual and is most commonly seen in immigrants from and travelers to developing countries 2.

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SNIP measures contextual citation impact by wighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field. March – April Pages Thoracic complications in two cases of amebic abscess of the liver. Gammagraphy with gallium reveal “cold” lesions with peripheral rim enhancement, unlike in the case of a pyogenic abscess that appear as a capturing lesion.


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. Entamoeba histolytica is a protozoa that infects humans by fecal-oral contact.

The abdominal pain improved, but the patient remained with high temperature. In the present case, the early determination, in the sixth day of the disease, could be the cause of the initial negative result. Diagnosis and management of amebiasis.

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HBs Ag carrier with simultaneous amebic liver absceso and acute hepatitis E. Are you a health professional able to prescribe or dispense drugs?

Gastroenterol Clin North Am ; There is often leukocytosis and abnormal liver profile. Infectious Clinics of North America ; Translators working for the Journal are in charge of the corresponding translations. Hepatkco histolytica ; liver abscess; amoebic; immunity humoral; cell-mediated immunity; vaccine. Aspirate from the abscess was thick in consistency and reddish, “chocolate” coloured, with negative microscopic examination for organisms.

Absceso hepático amebiano sobreinfectado sin antecedentes epidemiológicos

It usually inhabits the colon, where it can cause an asymptomatic infection or it can become invasive and cause amebic colitis. The Journal is published both in Spanish and English. Nevertheless, there are no pathognomonic findings for ALA 2. J Clin Microbiol ;