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Histopathology of cutaneous amebiasis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15249857     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cutaneous amebiasis (CA) is the manifestation in the skin and underlying soft tissues of the pathogenic properties of Entamoeba histolytica, which may be the only expression of the infection or may be associated with disease in other organs. So far, there have been only isolated case reports on this disease. We herein report the histopathologic findings on a series of seven cases, six adults and one child, of CA. The most common findings include ulcers, areas of necrosis, mixed inflammatory infiltrates, and the presence of trophozoites, the invasive form of the parasite. CA is a very rare and severe disease, it is progressive and destructive; erythrophagocytosis, a microscopic sign of pathogenicity, is always seen in CA.
Mario Magaña; Mario L Magaña; Avissai Alcántara; Miguel A Pérez-Martín
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American Journal of dermatopathology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0193-1091     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Dermatopathol     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-13     Completed Date:  2004-10-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7911005     Medline TA:  Am J Dermatopathol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  280-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hospital General de México/Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico.
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MeSH Terms
Amebiasis / drug therapy,  parasitology,  pathology*
Anti-Infective Agents / therapeutic use
Antiparasitic Agents
Emetine / analogs & derivatives*,  therapeutic use
Entamoeba histolytica / growth & development,  immunology,  isolation & purification*
Metronidazole / therapeutic use
Skin Diseases, Parasitic / parasitology,  pathology*
Treatment Outcome
Ulcer / parasitology,  pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Infective Agents; 0/Antiparasitic Agents; 443-48-1/Metronidazole; 483-18-1/Emetine; 4914-30-1/dehydroemetine

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