Amebic liver abscesses masquerading as pyemic abscesses

Shiney Nattakom, Pedro Serrato, Tamis Bright, Alice Anaya, Sheena Stubbers, Abraham Verghese

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We describe a 50-year-old man who presented with multiple liver abscesses that suggested biliary sepsis or portal pyemia. A wet preparation of a sample of aspirate showed the presence of amebic trophozoites, and subsequent serological testing for amebae was strongly reactive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-147
Number of pages3
JournalClinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 15 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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