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Hepatic amebiasis: diagnostic counterimmunoelectrophoresis and metronidazole (flagyl) therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  889023     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In an ongoing study of obscure fevers in Cairo, Egypt which is presently in its 6th year, 12 cases of hepatic amebiasis have been diagnosed. Three were diagnosed during the period 1971-1974. With the introduction of amebic serologic techniques, particularly counterimmunoelectrophoresis, nine additional cases have been diagnosed in 1975-1976. Of 9 patients treated with metronidazole 6 were rapidly cured, 2 had a recurrence of fever necessitating surgical drainage of the abscess, and 1 died suddenly on the 3rd day of therapy.
Z Farid; A Hassan; B Trabolsi; G I Higashi; N S Mansour; W F Miner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0002-9637     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  1977 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-09-22     Completed Date:  1977-09-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370507     Medline TA:  Am J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  822-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Liver / surgery
Liver Abscess, Amebic* / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  surgery
Metronidazole / therapeutic use*
Middle Aged
Serologic Tests
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