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Minerva Chirurgica 2003 April;58(2):257-60

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Supra infection of amoebic liver abscess consequent to acute appendicitis. Clinical case

Bruno G., Caratozzolo E., Massani M., Bonariol L., Recordare A., Antoniutti M., Callegari P., Bassi N.


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Amoebic liver abscess is the most common extra-intestinal manifestation of amebiasis with approximately 10% of the world's population infected by this parasite. Actually, incidence of this infection is also increasing in industrialized countries, as a consequence of the more frequent immigration or travelling. Only 3-10% of patients with intestinal amebiasis develop liver abscess. A clinical case of suprainfection of amoebic liver abscess consequent on acute appendicitis is presented.

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