Pleuropulmonary Amoebiasis: Know to Think AboutA Aissa1, M Hachicha1, A Daadoucha1, I Ben Othmen1, S Aissa2, H Barhoumi3, M Benzarti2 and R Alouini1
- *Corresponding Author:
- A Aissa
Departement of Imaging, Ibn El Jazzar Hospital
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 21, 2016; Accepted date: May 29, 2017; Published date: May 31, 2017
Citation: Aissa A, Hachicha M, Daadoucha A, Ben Othmen I, Aissa S, et al. (2017) Pleuropulmonary Amoebiasis: Know to Think About. J Pulm Respir Med 7:409. doi: 10.4172/2161-105X.1000409
Copyright: © 2017 Aissa A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Amoebiasis is the third leading cause of mortality due to parasitic infection worldwide after malaria and schistosomiasis. The direct pulmonary Entamoeba histolytica is rarer than reactive events called “neighborhood”. We report the role of imaging in the diagnostic orientation in a case of amoebic pleuropulmonary damage (associated with serology and parasitology). Before an excavated pulmonary lesion, imaging can be a great contribution in the working diagnosis of pulmonary parasite Entamoeba histolytica.