amoebic abscess

amoebic abscess

Local destruction and liquefaction of tissue, usually in the liver, as a result of the toxic action of the amoeba, Entamoeba histolytica . The affected area becomes walled off by fibrous tissue and the contents are said to resemble anchovy sauce. Amoebic liver abscesses sometimes break though the DIAPHRAGM into the lung and the contents may be coughed up.
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Amoebic abscess identified by clinical features, USG, presence of anchovy sauce pus, E.histolytica ELISA and presence of E.histolytica in pus.
Anaya-Velazquez et al., "Anti-amoebic effect of gossypol in golden hamsters with experimental hepatic amoebic abscess," Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol.
Differential diagnosis included enteric duplication cyst, lymphoma and especially in an African setting, hydatid cyst and amoebic abscess.
Amoebic abscess has an imaging appearance that is similar to that of a pyogenic abscess; however, it is generally seen in younger patients and there may be a helpful travel history.
The aetiology of a splenic amoebic abscess is obscure but may result from rupture of a liver abscess into the spleen.
Sonographic findings in hepatic amoebic abscess. Radiology 1982;145(1):123-6.
In complicated amoebic abscess and pyogenic liver abscess, traditional mode of management has been surgical drainage.
A hospital based prospective observational study was carried out in the surgical wards of Rajarajeshwari Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore and the initial diagnosis of amoebic abscess was made depending on the typical features on USG.
Pruritus & change in bowel habits like diarrhea were standout featuring while comparing pyogenic to amoebic abscess.
AMOEBIC ABSCESS: Is caused by parasite Entamoeba histolytica & hepatic abscess is the most common extra intestinal complication.
Amoebic abscess shows abundant necrotic cells with fewer inflammatory cells.
Amoebic abscesses tend to be solitary, but multiple abscesses can occur and have been described in previous literature [34, 35].