When is hospitalization indicated for the treatment of amebiasis?

Updated: Jul 19, 2019
  • Author: Vinod K Dhawan, MD, FACP, FRCPC, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Several clinical scenarios may favor inpatient care, as follows:

  • Severe colitis and hypovolemia requiring intravenous (IV) volume replacement

  • Liver abscess that is of uncertain etiology or is not responding to empiric therapy

  • Fulminant colitis requiring surgical evaluation

  • Peritonitis and suspected amebic liver abscess rupture


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