Volume 18, Number 2 (July 2011)                   J Birjand Univ Med Sci. 2011, 18(2): 145-150 | Back to browse issues page


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Malek A, Afzali A. Intestinal Amoebiasis in the newborn Report of a rare case. J Birjand Univ Med Sci.. 2011; 18 (2) :145-150
URL: http://journal.bums.ac.ir/article-1-1037-en.html

1- Assistant Professor Department of Pediatrics, Islamic Azad University of Mashhad branch, Mashhad, Iran , armalek2005@yahoo.com
2- Assistant Professor Department of Radiology, Islamic Azad University of Mashhad branch ,Mashhad , Iran
Abstract:   (18176 Views)

  Entamoeba histolytica is a common parasitic infection in children that causes ameboebic colitis. This infection is more common in the tropical areas with low socioeconomic levels. Extra intestinal complications such as liver abscess are fatal in children. It is very rarely reported in the neonatal period. In this report, a 25-day-old newborn suffering from amoebic dysentery is presented without known predisposing factors. The patient was successfully treated with Metronidazol. Physical examination and laboratory tests revealed no abnormal finding in later follow up and the infant had normal growth and development.

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Type of Study: Case Report | Subject: Infectious disease
Received: 2012/01/29 | Accepted: 2016/03/10 | Published: 2016/03/10

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