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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The radiological findings are those of a liver abscess and consist of a low density collection on CT or a hypoechogenic lesion on ultrasonography, with posterior acustic shadowing and inner echos that mobilize with postural changes. J Hepatol ; Treatment with metronidazole was initiated with disappearance of fever.

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.

SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; amiboano provides a quantitative and abxceso measure of the journal’s impact. Little, Brown and Company,pp.

Previous article Next article. Its adequate understanding, together with the knowledge on the molecular biology and genetics of the parasite and of the host’s immune mechanisms will allow the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic tools as well as the development of an effective and safe vaccine for eliminating the disease. 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.


Full text is only aviable in PDF. The ALA is most common in men and usually locates in the right lobe of the liver. Gastroenterol Hepatol ; N Engl J Med,pp. CiteScore measures average citations received per document published. The diagnosis of ALA was confirmed after identifying motile forms of Entamoeba histolytica in the liver aspirate, with negative culture for bacteria Fig.

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Piperaciline-tazobactam was added, with resolution of fever and marked improvement in the patientacute;s condition.

This item has received. Abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography showed a hypodense collection, 7,5 x 5 cm in diameter, in segment II of the left lobe of the liver, heterogeneous and with rim enhancement, protruding from the liver surface.

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. Aspirate from the abscess was thick in consistency abscso reddish, “chocolate” coloured, with negative microscopic examination for organisms.

He was admitted to our hospital with abceso 5-day history of dull and continuous abdominal pain in epigastrium and mesogastrium, sweating, chills and a temperature of up amibiao 39ordm;ordm; C.

HBs Ag carrier with simultaneous amebic liver absceso and acute hepatitis E. The risk of rupture is higher hepstico left-lobe abscesses, due to the smaller size of this lobe and the lack of space for a growing mass 2.

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


Rev Clin Esp ; The treatment of pleuropulmonary amebiasis with metronidazole. The amebic liver abscess ALA has a worldwide incidence of 50 cases per year 1.

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You can change the settings or obtain more information by clicking here. Archivos de Bronconeumologia http: Most ALA respond to metronidazole therapy. Nevertheless, there are no pathognomonic findings for ALA 2. Infection by the parasite Entamoeba histolytica causes amebic dysentery and amebic liver abscess, diseases associated with a amibaino morbidity and mortality.

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This is probably what happened in our case, when the negative serology associated to the absence of epidemiologic risk factors misled to the diagnosis of pyogenic abscess, and subsequently, an early percutaneous drainage was performed. 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. Furthermore, the Journal is also present in Twitter and Facebook.

Immunology of the amebic liver abscess. Nevertheless, this technique lacks the specificity that was initially believed Other types of articles such as reviews, editorials, special articles, clinical reports, and letters to the Editor are also published in the Journal. Tratado de Medicina Interna de Cecil-Loeb, 9. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. The aim of the treatment is to treat invasive liver infection and eradicate colonic colonization. Manual of clinical problems in pulmonary medicine.

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