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Article: [Reduced risk of complications associated with severe acute (necrotizing) pancreatitis by administration of antibiotics; results from a literature review].Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde 04/2002; 146(11):534-5.
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ABSTRACT: Two men aged 38 and 26 years developed symptoms including pain in the (upper) abdomen, malaise and fever 1.5-5 months after visiting the Caribbean. It was only after repeated ultrasonography that liver abscesses were observed. Adequate treatment was instituted and the patients recovered. The diagnosis of 'amoebic abscess of the liver' is usually based on the clinical presentation, the serological findings and characteristic observations at ultrasonography. However, if patients are seen at an early stage of development of the abscess, the serological findings may be negative and the ultrasonographic findings normal; consequently these findings do not justify exclusion of the diagnosis.Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde 07/1997; 141(29):1436-9.