amebic liver abscess

amebic liver abscess

Parasitology An area of liquefaction necrosis in the liver due to amebic infection. See Amebiasis.
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Amebic liver abscess. Infect Dis Clin North Am 2000;14(3):565-82, viii.
The main method of management of amebic liver abscess is medical; yet about 15% of amebic abscesses may be intractable to medical treatment.
Entamoeba histolytica IgG antibody returned positive three days after discharge, supporting the diagnosis of amebic liver abscess. The Entamoeba histolytica stool antigen returned negative.
Tannich, "Sexual dimorphism in the control of amebic liver abscess in a mouse model of disease," Infection and Immunity, vol.
Amebic liver abscess is the most common extra intestinal manifestation of amoebiasis [7].
It can also present as extraintestinal disease in the form of amebic liver abscess and even more rare as pulmonary, cardiac, and brain involvement.
The chapters on the liver address immunology, inborn errors of metabolism, hepatitis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, alcoholic liver disease, primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, autoimmune hepatitis, amebic liver abscess, pyogenic liver abscess, hydatid cysts, leptospirosis, cirrhosis, ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, hepatocellular carcinoma, portal hypertension, hepatorenal syndrome, drug-induced liver injury, acute liver failure, biliary atresia, liver diseases in pregnancy, liver transplantation, gallstone disease, cholangiocarcinoma, acute and chronic pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer, including information on pathogenesis, epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, clinical features, treatment, differential diagnosis, prognosis, and other aspects.
The pathogenesis of amebic liver abscess (ALA) has been studied both in animal models (Ventura et al, 2002; Tsutsumi & Shibayama, 2006) and in humans by anatomical characteristics (Perez-Tamayo, 1990).
Of the 67 patient in this study, 11 patients were admitted with amebic liver abscess and all of them were males.
Clinical manifestations and risk factors of amebic liver abscess in Southeast Taiwan compared with other regions of Taiwan.
Diagnosis of amebic liver abscess and amebic colitis by detection of Entamoeba histolytica DNA in blood, urine, and saliva by a real-time PCR assay.