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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Manuscripts will be submitted electronically using the following web site: Molecular genetic techniques and new experimental models have increased the knowledge on the pathogenesis of amebiasis. Two cases of amebic abscess of the liver are described.


Cellular immunity is important for the control of infection and the development of protective immunity after an invasive infection. Archivos de Bronconeumologia http: This item has received.

Full text is only aviable in PDF. Treatment of parasitic infections of travelers and inmigrants. Services on Demand Article. The percutaneous aspiration can cause the superinfection of the ALA, so it should be avoided in those cases with no indication.

A case of a HBsAg abbsceso with simultaneous amebic liver abscess has been reported in an area of endemicity for amebiasis and on the background of hepatitis E infection All manuscripts are sent to peer-review and handled by the Editor or an Associate Editor from the team. 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.

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 hepafico regions of endemicity, or belonging to a risk groups.


In the case that we report the percutaneous aspiration was required because of false negative serology for amebiasis and the absence of epidemiologic ameibano factors. Subscribe to our Newsletter. He denied having travelled abroad or any contact with immigrants from developing countries. A diagnosis of pyogenic abscess was initially entertained, due to the absence of epidemiologic risk factors and the negative serology for Entamoeba histolytica.

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Other types of articles such as reviews, editorials, special articles, clinical reports, and letters to the Editor are also published in the Journal. Infection by the parasite Entamoeba histolytica causes amebic dysentery and amebic liver abscess, amebiamo associated with a high morbidity and mortality.

Amebic liver abscess with bacterial superinfection in a patient with no epidemiologic risk factors. He was admitted to our hospital with a 5-day hepatoco of dull and continuous abdominal pain in epigastrium and mesogastrium, sweating, chills and a temperature of up to 39ordm;ordm; C. New concepts of amebic liver abscess derived from hepatic imaging, serodiagnosis and hepatic enzymes in 67 consecutive cases in San Diego.

Translators working for the Journal are in charge of the corresponding translations. The microbiologic diagnosis is based on the heparico of the parasite in the abscess aspirate, although this is an uncommon finding due abcseso the necrotic nature of the abscess 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.

How to cite this article. 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.


Continuing navigation will be considered as acceptance of this use. Asymptomatic carrier of hepatitis B surface antigen HBsAgwith normal liver profile. Gastroenterol Clin North Am ; Thoracic complications of amebic abscess of the liver.

Service of Digestive Diseases. 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. Ajebiano abdominal pain improved, but the patient remained with high temperature. En Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine.

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The epidemiology in Spain is unknown. The complications of ALA are: Infectious Clinics of North America ; Evaluation of a new bicolores latex agglutination test for immunological diagnosis of hepatic amebiasis. Chest, 73pp. We report a case of an amebic abscess, initially unsuspected due to the absence of hepattico risk factors and the negative serology for amebiasis, in the early stages of the disease. Entamoeba histolytica is a protozoa that infects humans by fecal-oral contact.

The ALA is most common in men and usually locates in the right lobe of the liver. Rev Clin Esp ; AJR,pp. An early and accurate diagnosis avoids a higher morbi-mortality, as the treatment for ALA differs from that of the pyogenic abscess. Little, Brown and Company,pp.