Defective production of reactive oxygen intermediates (ROI) in a patient with recurrent amebic liver abscess.


Previously, we reported the case of a man in the fourth decade of life afflicted with three independent episodes of amebic liver abscesses over a period of 4 years. Previous evidence has indicated that the cellular immune response is involved in protection against recurrent invasive amebic infection, and macrophage-mediated effector mechanisms appear… (More)


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