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Amebiasis
Carlos S. Restrepo, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            • Scanning Tips

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Synonyms

                • Amoebiasis
                • Amoebic dysentery
                • Amebic dysentery
              • Definitions

                • Parasitic disease caused by infection with protozoan Entamoeba histolytica

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • MR Findings

                      • Ultrasonographic Findings

                        • Imaging Recommendations

                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                            PATHOLOGY

                            • General Features

                              • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                • Presentation

                                  • Demographics

                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                      • Treatment

                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                        • Consider

                                          • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                            • Reporting Tips

                                              Selected References

                                              1. Mason CY et al: Pleuropulmonary and hepatic amoebic abscesses in a returning traveller. J Travel Med. 27(4), 2020
                                              2. Shirley DT et al: A review of the global burden, new diagnostics, and current therapeutics for amebiasis. Open Forum Infect Dis. 5(7):ofy161, 2018
                                              3. Bächler P et al: Multimodality imaging of liver infections: differential diagnosis and potential pitfalls. Radiographics. 36(4):1001-23, 2016
                                              4. Zakaria A et al: Primary pulmonary amebiasis complicated with multicystic empyema. Case Rep Pulmonol. 2016:8709347, 2016
                                              5. Restrepo CS et al: Imaging manifestations of tropical parasitic infections. Semin Roentgenol. 42(1):37-48, 2007
                                              6. Martínez S et al: Thoracic manifestations of tropical parasitic infections: a pictorial review. Radiographics. 25(1):135-55, 2005
                                              7. Haque R et al: Amebiasis. N Engl J Med. 348(16):1565-73, 2003
                                              8. Stanley SL Jr: Amoebiasis. Lancet. 361(9362):1025-34, 2003
                                              9. Shamsuzzaman SM et al: Thoracic amebiasis. Clin Chest Med. 23(2):479-92, 2002
                                              10. Huch Böni RA et al: Amebic abscess of the liver manifested by "hemoptysis": US, CT, and MRI findings. Abdom Imaging. 20(3):214-6, 1995
                                              11. Ibarra-Pérez C: Thoracic complications of amebic abscess of the liver: report of 501 cases. Chest. 79(6):672-7, 1981
                                              12. Landay MJ et al: Hepatic and thoracic amaebiasis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 135(3):449-54, 1980
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                                              KEY FACTS

                                              • Terminology

                                                • Imaging

                                                  • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                    • Clinical Issues

                                                      • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                        • Scanning Tips

                                                          TERMINOLOGY

                                                          • Synonyms

                                                            • Amoebiasis
                                                            • Amoebic dysentery
                                                            • Amebic dysentery
                                                          • Definitions

                                                            • Parasitic disease caused by infection with protozoan Entamoeba histolytica

                                                          IMAGING

                                                          • General Features

                                                            • Radiographic Findings

                                                              • CT Findings

                                                                • MR Findings

                                                                  • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                                    • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                        PATHOLOGY

                                                                        • General Features

                                                                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                            • Presentation

                                                                              • Demographics

                                                                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                                  • Treatment

                                                                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                    • Consider

                                                                                      • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                        • Reporting Tips

                                                                                          Selected References

                                                                                          1. Mason CY et al: Pleuropulmonary and hepatic amoebic abscesses in a returning traveller. J Travel Med. 27(4), 2020
                                                                                          2. Shirley DT et al: A review of the global burden, new diagnostics, and current therapeutics for amebiasis. Open Forum Infect Dis. 5(7):ofy161, 2018
                                                                                          3. Bächler P et al: Multimodality imaging of liver infections: differential diagnosis and potential pitfalls. Radiographics. 36(4):1001-23, 2016
                                                                                          4. Zakaria A et al: Primary pulmonary amebiasis complicated with multicystic empyema. Case Rep Pulmonol. 2016:8709347, 2016
                                                                                          5. Restrepo CS et al: Imaging manifestations of tropical parasitic infections. Semin Roentgenol. 42(1):37-48, 2007
                                                                                          6. Martínez S et al: Thoracic manifestations of tropical parasitic infections: a pictorial review. Radiographics. 25(1):135-55, 2005
                                                                                          7. Haque R et al: Amebiasis. N Engl J Med. 348(16):1565-73, 2003
                                                                                          8. Stanley SL Jr: Amoebiasis. Lancet. 361(9362):1025-34, 2003
                                                                                          9. Shamsuzzaman SM et al: Thoracic amebiasis. Clin Chest Med. 23(2):479-92, 2002
                                                                                          10. Huch Böni RA et al: Amebic abscess of the liver manifested by "hemoptysis": US, CT, and MRI findings. Abdom Imaging. 20(3):214-6, 1995
                                                                                          11. Ibarra-Pérez C: Thoracic complications of amebic abscess of the liver: report of 501 cases. Chest. 79(6):672-7, 1981
                                                                                          12. Landay MJ et al: Hepatic and thoracic amaebiasis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 135(3):449-54, 1980