Amoebic colitis presenting with hypo-albuminaemia in an eight-month-old breastfed girl


Karhan A. N. , Gumus E. , DEMİR H. , Temizel İ. N. , YÜCE A. , ÖZEN H.

PAEDIATRICS AND INTERNATIONAL CHILD HEALTH, vol.39, no.1, pp.73-75, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/20469047.2018.1467072
  • Title of Journal : PAEDIATRICS AND INTERNATIONAL CHILD HEALTH
  • Page Numbers: pp.73-75

Abstract

Entamoeba histolytica is a protozoan parasite that affects a large proportion of the world's population and causes amoebic dysentery and extra-intestinal disease. Many individuals remain asymptomatic during colonisation; in 10% of individuals, the parasite breaks through the mucosal barrier and leads to invasive disease. An eight-month-old girl who was evaluated for hypo-albuminaemia and was diagnosed with amoebic colitis is reported. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of hypo-albuminaemia owing to amoebic colitis in any age group.