El absceso hepático amebiano puede ser una enfermedad emergente en España a causa de la inmigración y los viajes a países endémicos. Su tratamiento. Ciencias Médicas. Enero-febrero, ; 19(1): Absceso hepático amebiano, presentación atípica. An atypical presentation of amoebic hepatic abscess. Hepatic abscesses, like abscesses elsewhere, are localised collections of necrotic inflammatory tissue caused by bacterial, parasitic or fungal agents.

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Si continua navegando, consideramos que acepta su uso. March – April Pages It is a monthly Journal that publishes a total of 12 issues, which contain these types of articles to different extents. 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.

There were also radiologic findings of chronic liver disease without portal hypertension Fig 1. Loading Stack – 0 images remaining. Print Send to a friend Export reference Mendeley Statistics.

Anorexia, malaise and weight loss are also frequently seen. Case 16 Case Medical antimicrobial therapy is required in all cases and sometimes suffices if abscesses are small.

J Clin Microbiol ; Archivos de Bronconeumologia http: 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. Departamento de Medicina Aparato Digestivo. Infection by the parasite Entamoeba histolytica causes amebic dysentery and amebic liver abscess, diseases associated with a high morbidity and mortality.


Nevertheless, there are no pathognomonic findings for ALA 2. The use of contrast allows one to characterize the lesion, to measure the size of the necrotic area, and to depict internal septations for management purposes. A second blood cultures were sterile.

Manuscripts will be submitted electronically using the following web site: A sample of the aspirate was cultured. The antibiotic regimen was changed to imipenem. 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.

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Little, Brown and Company,pp. An early and accurate diagnosis avoids a ehpatico morbi-mortality, as the treatment for ALA differs from that of the pyogenic abscess. A case of a HBsAg carrier with simultaneous amebic liver abscess has been reported in an area of endemicity for amebiasis and on the background of hepatitis E infection hfpatico The gas may be in the form of bubbles or air-fluid levels Diagnostic percutaneous aspiration is rarely needed.

On admission, the temperature was 39ordm; C, his abdomen was tender in the right upper quadrant, with voluntary guarding but negative Murphy and Blumberg signs. Jain A, Kar P.

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You can change the settings or obtain more information by clicking here. Complicaciones toracicas en dos casos de absceso hepatico amebiano. HBs Ag carrier with simultaneous amebic liver absceso and acute hepatitis E. 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. The complications of ALA are: Entamoeba histolytica is a protozoa that infects humans by fecal-oral contact.


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Service of Digestive Diseases. Infected liver cyst Infected liver cyst. Serum tests are usually very helpful in the diagnosis of the disease. The sensitivity increases in the second to third week of the infection. Thoracic complications in two cases of amebic abscess of the liver.

Simple hepatic cyst Simple hepatic cyst. Evaluation of a new bicolores latex agglutination test for immunological diagnosis of hepatic amebiasis. Li E, Stanley SL. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. The frequency of individual infective agents as causes of liver abscesses are intimately linked to the demographics hepwtico the affected population:. Infectious Clinics of North America ; AJR,pp.

The epidemiology in Spain is unknown. About Blog Go ad-free. Entamoeba histolytica ; liver abscess; amoebic; immunity humoral; cell-mediated immunity; vaccine. Furthermore, the Journal is also present in Twitter and Facebook. Previous article Next article. Are you a health professional able to prescribe or dispense drugs?

Amebic liver abscess with bacterial superinfection in a patient with no epidemiologic risk factors. En Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine.