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Acute fulminant necrotizing colitis caused by amebiasis: report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12181729     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fulminating colitis rarely develops as a complication of amebiasis; however, it is difficult to diagnose and treat, and associated with a very high mortality rate. We report herein the case of a 62-year-old man with superacute fulminant necrotizing amebic colitis who, despite treatment with aggressive surgery and antiamebic agents, died of multiple organ failure following sepsis on the 25th day after onset. The patient had no immmunosuppressive disorders and claimed that he had never had homosexual intercourse, or traveled to the tropics in recent years. Since the incidence of amebiasis is increasing in developed countries, including Japan, more attention should be focused on the fulminating nature of this disease.
Shinya Shimada; Takao Mizumoto; Ryoko Nishioka; Kensaku Fukami; Masafumi Kuramoto; Koichi Nomura; Norimitsu Aoki; Michio Ogawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery today     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0941-1291     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Today     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-15     Completed Date:  2002-10-16     Revised Date:  2006-08-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204360     Medline TA:  Surg Today     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  738-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Yatsushiro Health Insurance General Hospital, 2-26 Matsuejo, Kumamoto 866-8660, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Amebiasis / complications*,  therapy
Colitis / microbiology*,  pathology,  therapy
Colon / pathology
Fatal Outcome
Middle Aged
Respiration, Artificial

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