Journal Article

Amebic Liver Abscesses Masquerading as Pyemic Abscesses

Shiney Nattakom, Pedro Serrato, Tamis Bright, Alice Anaya, Sheena Stubbers and Abraham Verghese

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 33, issue 12, pages e145-e147
Published in print December 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online December 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/338022
Amebic Liver Abscesses Masquerading as Pyemic Abscesses

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We describe a 50-year-old man who presented with multiple liver abscesses that suggested biliary sepsis or portal pyemia. A wet preparation of a sample of aspirate showed the presence of amebic trophozoites, and subsequent serological testing for amebae was strongly reactive.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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