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Cutaneous amebiasis of the eyelid with extension into the orbit.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  727318     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 4-month-old girl was admitted to hospital with extensive ulceration and erosion of the left eyelid where 17 days earlier the skin had been broken when hit by a ball. Despite antibiotic therapy the lesion expanded to involve the orbit. Biopsy of the eyelid on the 4th day in hospital, and examination of the eye and attached tissues removed on the 6th, failed to detect amebae until after the infant's death due to a blood transfusion 2 weeks later. Re-examination of the tissues revealed abundant amebae with characteristic morphology of Entamoeba histolytica in subcutaneous tissues of the biopsy and in the loose exudate and necrotic tissues attached to the eye at all levels from lids to base.
P C Beaver; A L Villegas; C Cuello; A D'Alessandro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0002-9637     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  1978 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-02-26     Completed Date:  1979-02-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370507     Medline TA:  Am J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1133-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Amebiasis / pathology*
Blepharitis / etiology*,  pathology
Entamoebiasis / pathology*
Eye / pathology*
Eyelid Diseases / etiology*
Eyelids / injuries
Orbit / pathology

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