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Amebic liver abcess

Gerd Burchard
With continuing worldwide growth in travel, timely information about the epidemiology of post-travel illness is important. Various travel-related surveillance systems have been established that provide these data. Knowledge about prevalences of important diseases in travelers and migrants can help in the differential diagnosis. On the other hand it has be kept in mind that also rare, but life-threatening diseases can be imported like leptospirosis, viral hemorrhagic fever or amebic liver abcess.
May 2015: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Roger Lebeau, Bamourou Diané, Sébastien Yénon, Eric Koffi, Brou Assamoi Kassi, Jean-Claude Kouassi
AIMS: To describe the diagnosis and therapeutic aspects of amebic liver abscesses. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study of 46 cases of amebic liver abcesses seen at Bouaké Teaching Hospital during the period from January 1997 to June 2002. RESULTS: Three clinical pictures were carried out: painful and feverish hepatomegaly (n=28, 60.9%), fever with pain of the right hypochondrium (n=3, 6.5%) and diffuse acute peritonitis (n=15, 32.6%)...
2006: Le Mali Médical
Anne-Claire Dupont-Gossart, Eric Delabrousse, Solange Bresson-Hadni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2004: Gastroentérologie Clinique et Biologique
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1957: Marseille Chirurgical
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1956: American Practitioner and Digest of Treatment
Francis Trépardoux
At the moment when his operas got a European celebrity, Vincenzo Bellini born in 1801 rapidly died in September 1835 after a three weeks digestive illness, with mainly dysenteria. Young and healthy, this unexpected event questioned the authorities in Paris. The post mortem examination showed that the colonic mucosa was covered by numerous ulcers, and that a large abcess existed in the liver. All other parts of the body were absolutely sound. These results came out from the autopsy performed by Adolphe Dalmas (1799-1844), professor agrégé at the Faculty of medicine of Paris, formerly member of the special committee in charge of fighting the cholera in 1831 and 1832, who studied its medical aspects during the epidemic attack in Russia, Poland, Germany and Great Britain...
2002: Revue D'histoire de la Pharmacie
H A Sadaka, S M El-Nassery, S R Allam, M M Eissa, N M Baddour
To determine the possibility of amoebic invasion and liver-abscess formation Swiss albino mice were infected orally with E. histolytica cysts isolated from human stools. Parasitological and histopathological changes in mice colon and liver tissues were sequentially followed. Three weeks postinfection (p.i) 5% of immunocompetent and all cortisonized immunosuppressed mice passed the parasite in their stools. Only 70% of the latter group of mice sacrificed at that time developed invasive intestinal amoebiasis...
August 2001: Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology
K Honein, C Yaghi
We report a case of multiple hepatic amebic abcesses, in a young Lebanese male patient living in Abidjan. These abcesses were revealed by fever and an acute pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. Biological, namely serological, and ultrasonographic and magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities were noted. The patient responded favorably to metronidazole, and the short term evolution was good. A literature review was done, since the hepatic amebic abcess is becoming rare in our country.
1996: Le Journal Médical Libanais. the Lebanese Medical Journal
P Aubry, R Vergne, B Oddes, G Delanoue, B Larregle, P L Seurat
A real time ultrasonography was set up in a senegalese hospital, resulting in a decrease of laparoscopy indications. Laparoscopy is given up for the diagnosis of liver abcess, jaundice and "abdominal masses". It must no more be included in the first step check up for hepatocellular carcinoma, because ultrasonography and cytology after puncture are enough to confirm the diagnosis. Laparoscopy remains essential for peritoneal diseases. Hepatic needle biopsy under laparoscopy control remains necessary to ensure with certainty the diagnosis of cirrhosis and especially chronic hepatitis, provided that no countraindications are found...
July 1984: Médecine Tropicale: Revue du Corps de Santé Colonial
P Laluque, G Fillaudeau, M Tchuenbou, R Dooh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1965: Médecine Tropicale: Revue du Corps de Santé Colonial
J L Bada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1969: Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
U Botha, W Pilloy, W J Strydom
In order to assess the usefulness of inferior vena cava flow studies and cholescintigraphy complementary to the routine static liver scintigraphy in the differential diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), we studied 37 patients with a proven diagnosis of HCC and 11 patients with a liver abcess or cyst. The procedure followed was 1) a 99mTc-colloid flow study of the inferior vena cava (IVC) and iliac veins followed by static liver imaging and 2) cholescintigraphy using a dynamic acquisition mode to determine the perfusion as well as the concentration/excretion of the liver and pathological area...
1989: American Journal of Physiologic Imaging
M Dehesa, A Carió, E Wolpert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1975: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
C Belio Castillo, J Orozco Sánchez
The study included 58 cases of liver abscess draining into the thorax, seen at the Hospital Infantil de Mexico from January, 1963 to December, 1973. These 58 complicated cases represent 16.2% from a total of 358 patients with liver abscess seen through the same period of time. The clinical picture, period of evolution, methods of diagnosis, treatment and results are analyzed finding that out of 50 cases draining into pleura or lungs, 44 were admitted with this complication already present, the same as 5 out of the 8 cases to pericardium...
November 1976: Boletín Médico del Hospital Infantil de México
N K Monga, S Sood, S P Kaushik, H S Sachdeva, K C Sood, D V Datta
A total of 18 patients with amebic peritonitis were studied. Fourteen of these cases were due to rupture of amebic liver abscess into the peritoneum and the remaining cases were due to perforation of amebic colitis. No initial suspicion of amebic etiology was made in more than half of the cases. In the group of ruptured liver abscesses, nearly half of the patients showed right lower lung syndrome. The diagnosis in 13 of 14 cases of rupture of liver abscess was confirmed on aspiration. Patients with ruptured amebic liver abcess were of two types: 1...
October 1976: American Journal of Gastroenterology
R S Bray, W G Harris
Guinea-pigs infected in the liver with the Biswas strain of Entamoeba histolytica showed no dermal hypersensitivity but showed positive lymphocyte transformation and macrophage-migration inhibition. The time sequence showed an activated response at 4 days after infection, a full response at 8 days when the liver abscesses were resolving and a waning response at 12 days when the abscesses had healed.
July 1977: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
A Bourgeade, L J Courbil, J M Vincentelli, D Raoult
The authors report on a case of localised bipolar malignant colic amebiasis in a 34 year old man, as a complication of undiagnosed benin colic amebiasis; the initial signs consisted of left basi-thoracic symptoms for which a sub phrenic abcess secondary to rupture of two abcesses of the left lobe of the liver was responsible. The surgical intervention consisted of a right hemicolectomy without anastomosis with a double derivation by ileostomy colostomy and drainage of the abcesses. The evolution was rapidly fatal by an irreversible state of shock...
May 1979: Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique et de Ses Filiales
J P Peyron, J M Marbot, P Pascal-Suisse
Echography has in amoebic liver abscesses, a great value for confirming the diagnosis, localizing the cavities and controlling their size. Therefore it contributes greatly to fix the best treatment, and it is nowadays, in tropical areas, a good substitute to isotopic examinations because of the cost and transport safety requirements of isotopes.
November 1979: Médecine Tropicale: Revue du Corps de Santé Colonial
W Apt, A Morales
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1977: Revista Médica de Chile
B V Agrawal, P N Somani, M N Khanna, P K Srivastava, B N Jha, S P Verma
Two rare cases of amebic pericardial effusion as a complication of amoebic liver abscess in the left lobe are described. The pericardial amebiasis should be suspected in a patient presenting with signs and symptoms of pericardial effusion with an evidence of hepatic abscess (in the left lobe) or in a patient with pericardial effusion of uncertain etiology. Aspiration of "anchovy sauce" pus from both the pericardial cavity and the liver should be regarded as confirming the diagnosis of amebic pericarditis secondary to amebic liver abcess because demonstration of Entamoeba hystolytica is seldom possible...
June 1975: American Surgeon
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