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Case report. Failure of metronidazole in amebic liver abscess.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  769551     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 51-year-old man was treated with open surgical drainage and metronidazole for an amebic liver abscess. During therapy and while the original abscess was resolving, a second, noncontiguous amebic liver abscess developed. This second abscess eventually responded to emetine, chloroquine, and diodohydroxyquin therapy without surgical drainage. This unique case serves to document that new abscess may develop in the course of metronidazole therapy and illustrates the value of serial hepatoscanning in such patients.
L S Fisher; A W Chow; L Lindquist; L B Guze
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of the medical sciences     Volume:  271     ISSN:  0002-9629     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:    1976 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-05-10     Completed Date:  1976-05-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370506     Medline TA:  Am J Med Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chloroquine / therapeutic use
Emetine / therapeutic use
Iodoquinol / therapeutic use
Metronidazole / therapeutic use*
Middle Aged
Remission, Spontaneous
Reg. No./Substance:
443-48-1/Metronidazole; 483-18-1/Emetine; 54-05-7/Chloroquine; 83-73-8/Iodoquinol

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