Appendicitis is an inflammation of the vermiform appendix. The typical symptoms include periumbilical pain, vomiting and nausea followed by fever and right lower quadrant abdominal pain. Classic presentation of acute appendicitis begins with pains, with vomiting setting in and fever coming in lastly. The appendix’s…
Amebic liver abscess results as a complication of an amebic infection. […] False-negative serologies in amebic liver abscess: report of two cases. […] Percutaneous needle aspiration in uncomplicated amebic liver abscess: a randomized trial.
Epidemiology of amoebic liver abscess in Mexico: the case of Sonora. […] Hepatic and inferior vena caval thrombosis: vascular complication of amebic liver abscess. […] From the intestines the amebas can migrate via the blood route to the liver, causing liver abscess.
Ascending or acute cholangitis is a potentially life-threatening bacterial infection of the biliary tree that stems from bile duct obstruction and ascension of bacteria from the intestinal tract. Principal symptoms include abdominal pain, fever, and jaundice, known as the Charcot's triad, but additional clinical signs, as…
Bacterial endocarditis is an infection of the endocardium or the heart valves as a result of bacteremia. The etiology is likely due to common pathogens that affect individuals with risk factors. This disease may manifest in a subacute or acute form. The presentation of bacterial endocarditis is classified as…
Acute cholecystitis is defined as an inflammation of the gallbladder wall, which occurs in response to obstruction of the cystic duct. It develops in up to 20% of patients with untreated gallstones. Acute cholecystitis is a pathologic complication of prolonged biliary obstruction. It presents classically with epigastric…