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Case Report

Year: 2017 | Month: December | Volume: 7 | Issue: 12 | Pages: 328-329

Pharmacotherapy for Recurrent Amoebic Liver Abscess:  A Case Report

Dr. Ethar Imam

Pharmaceutical Care, Department Security Forces Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia


Infection by Entamoeba histolytica infection occurs through ingestion of cyst stage in contaminated food or water. It is a fairly common infection which occurs in 10-20% of the world population. [1] Invasion of tissues by E histolytica is usually determined by strain virulence and by host susceptibility. It is recognized that invasive amoebiasis can involve the colon, liver, peritoneum, lungs. Brain, skin and genitalia Recurrence of invasive amoebiasis is usually attributed to reinfection from environment sources or autoinfection in cyst carriers. [2] This case report describes good response to high dose of oral metronidazole for recurrent invasive amoebiasis in a young male patient.

Key words:Metronidazole, Entamoeba histolytica, Liver abscess

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