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Hepatic amebiasis: diagnostic counterimmunoelectrophoresis and metronidazole (flagyl) therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  889023     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
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    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  822-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Counterimmunoelectrophoresis*
Drainage
Female
Humans
Immunoelectrophoresis*
Liver / surgery
Liver Abscess, Amebic* / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  surgery
Male
Metronidazole / therapeutic use*
Middle Aged
Serologic Tests
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
443-48-1/Metronidazole

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