An unusual presentation of amebic liver abscesses
- A house call in Nepal's Himalayas. Gurung, Puncho // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);4/3/2004, Vol. 328 Issue 7443, p806
Describes the author's experience visiting and diagnosing a man in a mountain village in Nepal. Details of the visit; Requirements of the patient; Method of extracting the patient to the nearest medical facility; Outcome of the patient's treatment.
- Evaluation of antigen detection and polymerase chain reaction for diagnosis of amoebic liver abscess in patients on anti-amoebic treatment. Jaiswal, Virendra; Ghoshal, Ujjala; Baijal, Sanjay S.; Mittal, Balraj; Dhole, Tapan N.; Ghoshal, Uday C. // BMC Research Notes;2012, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p416
Background: Diagnosis of amoebic liver abscess (ALA) in patients on anti-amoebic drugs is difficult. There is scanty data on this issue using Entamoeba histolytica (E. histolytica) lectin antigen and polymerase chain reaction (PCR). We studied utility of lectin antigen, PCR, and IgG antibody in...
- Simultaneous Amoebic Caecal Perforation with Ruptured Liver Abscess - a Rare Presentation. Das, Somak; Gupta, Manoj; Banerjee, M.; Khamrui, T. K. // Internet Journal of Surgery;2009, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p28
Simultaneous amoebic caecal perforation and amoebic liver abscess rupture is a rare complication of invasive amoebiasis with a higher rate of mortality. Though conservative management is the mainstay of treatment for well-contained caecal perforation, surgical exploration is sometimes needed for...
- Sterile hepatic abscess due to umbilical venous catheterization. Bayhan, Cihangül; Takçı, Şahin; Çiftçi, Türkmen Turan; Yurdakök, Murat // Turkish Journal of Pediatrics;Nov/Dec2012, Vol. 54 Issue 6, p671
A preterm infant with isolated fetal ascites was admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit due to the appearance of respiratory distress at birth. An umbilical venous catheter (UVC) was inserted. Abdominal ultrasonography (US) showed localization of the catheter tip in the portal vein. It was...
- Treatment of Amebic Abscess of the Liver. Spellberg, Mitchell A. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Apr1969, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p298
Presents a study which discussed the treatment of amebic abscess of the liver. Active treatment of amebic liver abscess; Prevention of hepatic complication; Amebicides that have been found effective in the treatment of intestinal amebiasis.
- The Radiology Corner. Lydon, Sean B.; Dodds, Wylie J. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jul1974, Vol. 62 Issue 1, p71
Presents a case report on the clinical and roentgen features of amebic hepatic abscess. Findings from laboratory investigations conducted on the patient; Symptoms of amebic hepatic abscess; Advice to patients suspected of having a liver abscess.
- Hepatic Amebiasis. Abbruzzese, Americo A. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Nov1970, Vol. 54 Issue 5, p464
An amebic liver abscess may remain silent for months or years. Of the mass of returning military and Peace Corps personnel, most will have been exposed to amebic infection and thousands will harbor the disease within the liver in a subclinical state. An awareness of this reservoir is essential...
- Amebic Liver Abscess. Stevens, Dennis L.; Taylor, Roy G.; Everett, E. Dale; Owensby, Loren; McNitt, Theodore R. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Sep1979, Vol. 72 Issue 3, p234
We present a patient with an acute amebic liver abscess with nonreactive serologic tests. Motile hematophagous trophozoites of Entamoeba histolytica were seen microscopically in scrapings from the wall of the abscess. Postoperative serologies revealed rapidly rising then falling titers...
- Simultaneous Amebic Liver Abscess and Hepatitis A. Orenstein, Walter A.; Wu, Earnest; Wilkins, Jeanette; Robinson, Karen; Francis, Donald P.; Timko, Nikke; Wayne, Ronald // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jan1981, Vol. 75 Issue 1, p52
A child with amebic colitis, liver abscess and hepatitis A is reported. Speculation as to why these two infectious agents have rarely been associated is presented. Diagnosis of hepatitis was not suspected in this case until physicians caring for the patient developed clinical hepatitis. The...