Comparison of clinical characteristics of amebic liver abscess in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected and non-HIV-infected patients

Kuan Sheng Wu, Hung Chin Tsai, Susan Shin Jung Lee, Yung Ching Liu, Shue Ren Wann, Yung Hsing Wang, Ming Hsin Mai, Jei Kuang Chen, Cheng Len Sy, Kung Ming Chen, Yi Jan Chen, Yao Shen Chen

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Background and Purpose: Amebic liver abscess is an emerging parasitic disease in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients. Clinical characteristics of this disease have rarely been compared between patients with and without HIV infection. Methods: This retrospective study included 24 patients who had been diagnosed with amebic liver abscess during a 17-year period. The demographics, clinical manifestations, radiographic findings, and outcomes were compared between HIV-infected and non-HIV-infected patients. Results: Among 24 patients with amebic abscess, 8 were HIV-infected and 16 were non-HIV-infected. The mean (± standard deviation [SD]) age of HIV-infected patients was 41.0 ± 11.3 years (range, 27-62 years), which was younger than that of the non-HIV-infected group (58.5 ± 14.6 years; range, 27-77 years; p=0.01). Compared with non-HIV-infected controls, patients with HIV infection had lower white blood cell counts (median, 17.2 × 109/L vs 10.4 × 109/L; p=0.01), neutrophil/ lymphocyte (N/L) ratio (median, 12.1 vs 2.7; p

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)456-461
頁數6
期刊Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection
41
發行號6
出版狀態已發佈 - 十二月 2008
對外發佈Yes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Infectious Diseases

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