A Study of Hepatic Amebiasis by Radioactive Rose Bengal Scanning of the Liver

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  • Gastroenterology Section of the Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi 16, India

Summary

A group of 37 patients which included 6 positive control cases of amebic abscess of the liver and 31 patients with suspected hepatic amebiasis were investigated by hepatic scanning, using I131 Rose Bengal (tetraiodotetrachlorfluorescein) as the tracer agent. A minor but helpful differential pattern of focal-filling “defect” in amebic abscess of the liver was recorded on scan. This investigation was helpful in detecting concealed and multiple amebic abscess of the liver and in studying the progress of the healing of this lesion in the liver.

Author Notes

Assistant Professor of Medicine, AIIMS.

Postgraduate Student of Medicine, AIIMS.

Registrar in Medicine, Maulana Asad Medical College, New Delhi.

Professor and Head of the Department of Medicine, AIIMS.

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