Amoebic liver abscess in northern Sri Lanka: first report of immunological and molecular confirmation of aetiology

@inproceedings{Kannathasan2016AmoebicLA,
  title={Amoebic liver abscess in northern Sri Lanka: first report of immunological and molecular confirmation of aetiology},
  author={Selvam Kannathasan and Arumugam Murugananthan and Thirunavukarasu Kumanan and Devika Iddawala and Nilanthi Renuka de Silva and Nadarajah Rajeshkannan and Rashidul Haque},
  booktitle={Parasites & Vectors},
  year={2016}
}
Since 1985, amoebic liver abscess (ALA) has been a public health problem in northern Sri Lanka. Clinicians arrive at a diagnosis based on clinical and ultrasonographic findings, which cannot differentiate pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) from ALA. As the treatment and outcome of the ALA and PLA differs, determining the etiological agent is crucial. All clinically diagnosed ALA patients admitted to the Teaching Hospital (TH) in Jaffna during the study period were included and the clinical features… CONTINUE READING
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