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Entamoeba histolytica pleuropulmonary infection. Case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22919872     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pleuropulmonary amebiasis is the 2nd most common extraintestinal site of amebiasis after liver abscess. We describe a man with pleuropulmonary amebiasis presenting with pulmonary consolidation and pleural effusion. In patients with pneumonia coming from endemic countries such as Lebanon, pleuropulmonary amebiasis should be considered in the setting of chocolate-colored sputum, negative respiratory cultures, and failure of antibacterial therapy.
Authors:
Sanaa Chalhoub; Zeina Kanafani
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Le Journal médical libanais. The Lebanese medical journal     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0023-9852     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Liban     Publication Date:    2012 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375352     Medline TA:  J Med Liban     Country:  Lebanon    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  122-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon.
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