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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March – April Pages Additionally, the source of the abscess may require surgical treatment at which time the abscess may also be drained.

Med Clin ; Edit article Share article View revision history. Liver abscesses are typically poorly demarcated with a variable appearance, ranging from predominantly hypoechoic with some internal echoes to hyperechoic.

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Absceso hepático amebiano sobreinfectado sin antecedentes epidemiológicos

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. A case of a HBsAg carrier with simultaneous amebic liver abscess has been reported in an area of endemicity for amebiasis a,ibiano on the background of hepatitis E infection Cellular immunity is important for the control of infection and the development of protective immunity after an invasive infection.

A sample of the aspirate was cultured. There was no need for a second percutaneous drainage.


Infection by the parasite Entamoeba histolytica causes amebic dysentery and amebic liver abscess, diseases associated with a high morbidity and mortality. 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 early stages of the disease.

Infect Med ; Rev Clin Esp ; Liver abscesses and hydatid disease BMJ. See more Access to any published article, in either language, is possible through the Journal web page as well as from Pubmed, Science Direct, and other international databases. Salto 1R. Case 17 Case A short review of the pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis and management of the entity is included.

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. Manuscripts will be submitted electronically using the following web site: Other types of articles such as reviews, editorials, special articles, clinical reports, and letters to the Editor are also published in the Journal.

Surgical treatment should be reserved for instances of rupture of the abscess or coinfection that is not solved with medical treatment 2, He denied having travelled abroad or any contact with immigrants from developing countries.

A short review of the pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis and management of the entity is included. All the contents amibizno this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

As a general rule, bacterial and fungal abscesses are often multiple, whereas amoebic abscesses are more frequently single. It would be convenient to design epidemiologic studies to know the real prevalence of amebiasis in Spain. Print Send to a friend Export reference Mendeley Statistics. Cases and figures Imaging differential diagnosis. Hepatic abscess Dr Ammar Haouimi and A.


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The risk of rupture is higher in left-lobe abscesses, due to amibiwno smaller size of this lobe and the lack of space for a growing mass 2. 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 frequency of individual infective agents as causes of liver abscesses are intimately linked to the demographics of the affected population:.

Entamoeba histolytica is a protozoa that infects humans by fecal-oral contact. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound shows wall enhancement during arterial phase and progressive washout during portal or late phases. Unable to process the form.

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.

The diagnosis of ALA was confirmed after identifying motile forms of Entamoeba histolytica in the liver aspirate, with negative culture for bacteria Fig. There were also radiologic findings of chronic liver disease without portal hypertension Fig 1.

Evaluation of a new bicolores latex agglutination test for immunological diagnosis of hepatic amebiasis.