Undiagnosed amebic brain abscess.

  title={Undiagnosed amebic brain abscess.},
  author={Parnpen Viriyavejakul and Mario Riganti},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  volume={40 6},
We report a case of amebic brain abscess due to Entamoeba histolytica. The patient was a 31-year-old man who presented with amebic liver abscess. His clinical course deteriorated in spite of proper drainage and treatment. He developed delirium, lethargy and then expired. With a history of heroin addiction, withdrawal syndrome from heroin was suspected. At autopsy, amebic abscesses were detected in the liver, large intestine, meninges and brain. A 19 cm amebic liver abscess was found in the… CONTINUE READING


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