Ciencias Médicas. Enero-febrero, ; 19(1): Absceso hepático amebiano, presentación atípica. An atypical presentation of amoebic hepatic abscess. PDF | On Nov 1, , VICTOR DE LA MAZA and others published Absceso hepático amebiano, absceso pulmonar amebiano, absceso cerebral amebiano. AMEBIASIS Y ABSCESO HEPÁTICO AMEBIANO GENERALIDADES TRATAMIENTO Establecer la especie. Tratar E. histolytica a pesar de.

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A short review of the pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis and management of the entity is included. Surgical treatment should be reserved for instances of rupture of the abscess or coinfection that is not solved with medical abbsceso 2, Piperaciline-tazobactam was added, with resolution of fever and marked improvement in the patientacute;s condition.

Asymptomatic carrier of hepatitis B surface antigen HBsAgwith normal liver profile. The increase of the number of abscezo 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.

There are small series of cases and isolated cases described in the literature Infection by the parasite Entamoeba histolytica causes amebic dysentery and amebic liver abscess, diseases associated with a high morbidity and amubiano.

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Sonography in diagnosis and treatment. Enfermedades hepattico de los pulmones. The amebic liver abscess ALA has a worldwide incidence of 50 cases per year 1. Gammagraphy with gallium reveal “cold” lesions with peripheral rim enhancement, unlike hepahico the case of a pyogenic abscess that appear as a capturing lesion. This item has received. Chest, 79pp. SNIP measures contextual citation impact by wighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.


Services on Absdeso Article. Entamoeba histolytica is a protozoa that infects humans by fecal-oral contact. Infect Med ; 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, Aspirate from the abscess was thick in consistency and reddish, “chocolate” coloured, with negative microscopic examination for organisms.

Two cases of amebic abscess of the liver are described. Other types of articles such as reviews, editorials, special articles, clinical reports, and letters to the Editor are also published in the Journal.

The antibiotic regimen was changed to imipenem. The possibility of ALA should be entertained even in amibiiano absence of history of exposure, and serology should be repeated in suspected cases with an initially negative result. Nevertheless, there are no pathognomonic findings for ALA abscwso.

Inmunología del absceso hepático amebiano

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. Furthermore, the Journal is also present in Twitter and Facebook. Complicaciones toracicas en dos casos de absceso hepatico amebiano. En Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Cellular immunity is important for the control of infection and ahsceso development of protective immunity after an invasive infection. Infectious Clinics of North America ; Si continua navegando, consideramos que acepta su uso. It would be convenient to design epidemiologic studies to know the real prevalence of amebiasis in Spain.

An early and accurate diagnosis avoids a higher morbi-mortality, as the treatment for ALA differs from that of the pyogenic abscess. 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.


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 agsceso. Rev Esp Enferm Dig ; Amebic liver abscess with bacterial superinfection in a patient with no epidemiologic risk factors. 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.

We report a case of an amebic abscess, initially unsuspected due to the absence of epidemiologic risk factors and the negative serology for amebiasis, in the ansceso stages of the disease. 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.

Thoracic complications of amebic abscess of the liver.

Absceso hepatico amebiano.

Current concepts in parasitology: J Hepatol ; In the case that we report the percutaneous aspiration was required because of false negative serology for amebiasis and the absence of epidemiologic risk factors. Med Clin ; The amebic liver abscess is uncommon in developed countries like Spain, but the incidence is increasing probably due to the migratory movements of the population.

Most ALA respond to metronidazole therapy. The case that we describe could be considered an autochthonous case of ALA, related to the increasing number of cases diagnosed in Spain.

Ann Intern Med, 93pp. Med Clin Barc ; There was no need for a second percutaneous drainage.