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, cilt.39, sa.1, ss.73-75, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/20469047.2018.1467072
  • Dergi Adı: PAEDIATRICS AND INTERNATIONAL CHILD HEALTH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.73-75

Özet

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.