amebic liver abscess

amebic liver abscess

the abscess formed in hepatic amebiasis, resulting from liquefaction necrosis caused by entrance of Entamoeba histolytica into the portal circulation.

amebic liver abscess

Parasitology An area of liquefaction necrosis in the liver due to amebic infection. See Amebiasis.
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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.
A total of 56 (91%) patients had pyogenic liver abscess, whereas 11 (9%) patients had amebic liver abscess.
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.
Objective: Diagnostic indices of Gal/Gal NAc lectin antigen and anti-lectin antibodies for amebic liver abscess were evaluated to see their usefulness.
The combined prevalence of amebic colitis and amebic liver abscess is estimated at 40 to 50 million cases annually worldwide, resulting in 40,000 to100,000 deaths every year.
Detection of Entamoeba histolytica using polymerase chain reaction in pus samples from amebic liver abscess.
This might be due to the fact that amebic liver abscess is successfully detected and treated (4) before it generate new secondary complication.
Co-agglutination test for the detection of circulating antigen in amebic liver abscess.
Tinidazole, an antiprotozoal agent that has been used in other countries for more than 25 years, also received Food and Drug Administration approval for treating giardiasis, intestinal amebiasis, and amebic liver abscess.
Also approved for treating giardiasis, intestinal amebiasis, and amebic liver abscess.