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1/5. brain abscess due to entamoeba histolytica.

    A patient of cerebral amoebiasis due to entamoeba histolytica with no evidence of disease elsewhere is described. He made a complete recovery after surgical excision of the abscess along with metronidazole therapy.
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2/5. Pulmonary amoebiasis presenting as superior vena cava syndrome.

    Pulmonary amoebiasis without liver involvement occurs sporadically as a result of haematogenous spread from a primary site, the colon. The case history is presented of a patient who developed superior vena cava syndrome due to a pulmonary amoebic abscess without liver involvement. He was initially suspected of having a neoplasm but a combination of tests including histological examination of the H&E stained excised tissue, immunofluorescence using anti-entamoeba histolytica antibodies, and serology confirmed the diagnosis of amoebiasis. To our knowledge this is the first description of pulmonary amoebiasis presenting as superior vena cava syndrome.
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3/5. Secondary cerebral amebiasis due to infection with entamoeba histolytica. A case report with computer tomographic findings.

    The clinical and serological findings and computer tomographic (CT) appearances of a case of secondary cerebral amebiasis due to entamoeba histolytica are presented. The effect of therapy on the neurological symptoms as well as on the CT findings are described in detail. The multiple intracerebral lesions resolved almost completely and the patient survived without any neurological sequelae.
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4/5. Amebic abscess of the brain.

    Brain abscesses caused by entamoeba histolytica were treated in two residents of new jersey, neither of whom had traveled beyond the eastern united states. The diagnosis in Case 1 was confirmed by the presence of ameba in both brain and pituitary abscesses. An elevated indirect hemagglutination (IHA) titer of 1:4096 and response to specific treatment with metronidazole and chloroquin were the criteria for diagnosis in Case 2. The computerized tomographic appearance of an amebic abscess is that of a rapidly progressive lesion without reaction in the adjacent brain. Of the seven reported cures, all of the patients received appropriate chemotherapy. Five of the seven were operated upon.
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5/5. brain abscess due to infection with entamoeba histolytica.

    We successfully treated a serious case of entamoeba histolytica infection showing brain abscess, meningitis, and liver abscess by oral administration of metronidazole, intramuscular injection of dehydroemetine, and drainage of the brain abscess. The diagnosis of amebic brain abscess was based on a combination of clinical symptoms and signs, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings, a positive serologic test result for E. histolytica, a dramatic response to anti-amebic drugs after an ineffective therapeutic history with antibacterial drugs, and application of the polymerase chain reaction method.
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