Hepatic Amebiasis

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Hepatic amebiasis is a medical condition in which the liver is infected or attacked by Entamoeba histolytica, a parasitic amoeba which enters the body through contaminated water and food. This amebic infection can lead to a liver abscess, which is an area of liquifaction necrosis that can have serious health implications. Hepatic amebiasis is the result of amebic dysentery, during which the Entamoeba histolytica spreads from the instestine to the liver, carried in the blood stream through the portal vein.