Absceso cerebral amebiano

La amebiasis es comúnmente una infección del tracto intestinal, pero puede diseminarse e infectar otros órganos, tales como el hígado o el cerebro; siendo la infección de este último posiblemente mortal. En esta lámina se puede observar la ameba en una muestra de tejido cerebral. La amebiasis es una infección grave para las personas inmunocomprometidas. (Cortesía de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades -CDC- de los Estados Unidos)Absceso cerebral amebiano

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Last reviewed 10/6/2012 by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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