Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Liver Abscess Amebic Evaluation

The evaluation of extraintestinal amebiasis begins with a history and physical examination.

The physical exam is usually normal.

Physical findings in someone with extraintestinal amebiasis may include:

Signs of dehydration include:

Tests that may be used to evaluate extraintestinal amebiasis include:

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Liver Abscess Amebic References
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