Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Abstract Amebiasis is common in tropical and developing countries with variable symptoms. J Clin Microbiol. The risk of contracting amebic colitis includes people living in endemic regions India, Africa, Mexico and parts of Central and South Americaimmigrants from or travelers to endemic regions, male homosexuals and institutionalized persons. Due to the above problem, he was taken to our emergency room. Stool specimens for microscopy are far less sensitive than antigen detection and cannot differentiate between species [ 5 ]. The diagnosis of intestinal amebiasis is established by the identification of the organism in stool or sigmoidoscopic aspirates. Colonic amoebic abscess mimicking carcinoma of the colon. At places, there were transmural ulcerations.
The most common sites are the ascending colon and the cecum. are the best current means for diagnosing intestinal amebiasis since they. Abdominal examination revealed an ill-defined mass in the right iliac fossa which Amebomas are found in decreasing order of frequency in the cecum, the.
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Ameboma, a segmented mass of granulation tissue in the cecum or ascending . Amebic diarrhea is defined as diarrhea in an E. histolytica-infected individual.
J Assoc Physicians India. Humans are the principal host and reservoir of E. Support Center Support Center. Entamoeba dispar infection does not require treatment. There is edema and hyperemia, but minimal inflammatory response.
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|Spread to the portal circulation, and rarely to lung, spleen or brain results in metastatic abscesses. Figure 3. These features were suggestive of neoplastic etiology of the cecum and ascending colon.
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Open in a separate window. Colonoscopy was also done at the emergency room and showed multiple small polyps over the terminal ileum and multiple indurated ulcerations over the rectum and cecum fig.
The authors conclude. PDF | Ameboma is a rare complication of amebic colitis presenting as a The most common sites are the ascending colon and the cecum. Amebomas are mostly located in the cecum and the ascending colon and can mimic Antigen detection assays, are the best current means for diagnosing.
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A mild elevation in C-reactive protein and erythrocyte sedimentation rate were noted.
Open in a separate window. Ulcers were covered with necrotic debris with mixed inflammatory infiltrate. Normocytic anemia was also noted and suspected to be related to the bloody stool. Entamoeba dispar infection does not require treatment.
We present here a case of ameboma of the right colon simulating as colonic carcinoma.