Hepatic amebiasis

Alternative names
Amebic liver abscess; Extraintestinal amebiasis; Abscess - amebic liver

Definition
Amebic liver abscess is a collection of pus in the liver caused by the intestinal parasite Entamoeba histolytica.


see Extraintestinal amebiasis.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 4, 2012
by Janet G. Derge, M.D.

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