Abstract. VIASUS PEREZ, Diego F.; PINILLA, Análida E. and LOPEZ, Myriam C.. Immunology of the amebic liver abscess. Rev. salud pública [online]. , vol.6 . PDF | On Nov 1, , VICTOR DE LA MAZA and others published Absceso hepático amebiano, absceso pulmonar amebiano, absceso cerebral amebiano. Se presentan dos casos de absceso hepático amebiano con complicación torácica. Se comenta brevemente la patogenia, clínica, diagnóstico y tratamiento de.

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He was hepztico to our hospital with a 5-day history of dull and continuous abdominal pain in epigastrium and mesogastrium, sweating, chills and a temperature of up to 39ordm;ordm; C. Li E, Stanley SL. The risk of rupture is higher in left-lobe abscesses, due to the smaller size of this lobe and the lack of space for a growing mass 2.

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All manuscripts are sent to peer-review and handled by the Editor or an Associate Editor from the team. Infection by the parasite Entamoeba histolytica causes amebic dysentery and amebic liver abscess, diseases associated with a high morbidity and mortality.

Its adequate understanding, together with the knowledge on the molecular biology and genetics of the parasite and of the host’s immune mechanisms will allow the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic tools as well as the development of an effective and safe vaccine for eliminating the disease. Cellular immunity is important for the control of infection and the development of protective immunity after an invasive infection.


The patient was discharged with levofloxacin for six weeks and radiologic studies obtained one month after discontinuation of antibiotic, showed decrease in the size of the abscess. The increase of the number of cases in the absence of epidemiologic risk factors in our country, as derived from the increasing number of cases lately reported, and the present case, lead to consider the existence of autochthonous cases.

Asymptomatic carrier of hepatitis B surface antigen HBsAgwith normal liver profile. The lack of findings consistent with pyogenic abscess negative gram staining and culture leads to the diagnosis of amebic abscess.

Inmunología del absceso hepático amebiano

N Engl J Med,pp. The complications of ALA are: Infectious Clinics of North America ; All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. Entamoeba histolytica ; liver abscess; amoebic; immunity humoral; cell-mediated immunity; vaccine. Subscribe to our Newsletter.

How to cite this article. Tratado de Medicina Interna de Cecil-Loeb, 9. Ind J Gastroenterol ; Current concepts in parasitology: Diagnosis and management of amebiasis.

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CiteScore measures average citations received per document published. Enfermedades infecciosas de los pulmones. The case that we describe could be considered an autochthonous case of ALA, related to the increasing number of cases diagnosed in Spain.

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Amebic liver abscess with bacterial aebiano in a patient with no epidemiologic risk factors. The microbiologic diagnosis is based on the detection of the parasite in the abscess aspirate, although this is an uncommon finding due to the necrotic nature of the abscess The amebic liver abscess is uncommon in developed countries like Spain, but the incidence is increasing probably due to the migratory movements of the population.

The diagnosis of ALA was confirmed after identifying motile forms of Entamoeba histolytica in the liver aspirate, with negative culture for bacteria Fig. The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by ambeiano published in the journal during the two receding years. En Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine.

There were also radiologic findings of chronic liver abzceso without portal hypertension Fig 1. It usually inhabits the colon, where it can cause an asymptomatic infection or it can become invasive and cause amebic colitis. In developing countries like Vietnam, were infection by Entamoeba histolytica is endemic, the annual incidence of amebic liver abscess is 21 cases perhabitants.