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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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.
Cardiac tamponade secondary to intrapericardial rupture of a hepatic amoebic abscess.
Pyogenic liver abscess due to enteritidis have been reported with pre-existing hepatobiliary diseases such as cholelithiasis, amoebic abscess, echinococcal cysts, intrahepatic haematoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, etc.
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.
Mansor Bahr and Willough referred to the lack of elevation leukocyte count being feature of amoebic liver abscess; however, the marked elevation of leukocyte count helps to distinguish between pyogenic liver abscess and amoebic abscess.
Treatment of amoebic abscess of liver by open surgical drainage.
Pruritus & change in bowel habits like diarrhea were standout featuring while comparing pyogenic to amoebic abscess.
histolytica was most common organisms cultured in amoebic abscess 25.
Amoebic abscess shows abundant necrotic cells with fewer inflammatory cells.