amebic liver abscess diagnosed by polymerase chain reaction in 14 returning travelers.amebic liver abscesses (ala) are not commonly described in travelers. the ala diagnosis is usually based on serology and entamoeba histolytica polymerase chain reaction (pcr) is a new tool. we retrospectively reviewed all ala cases diagnosed by pcr on the liver abscess pus aspirate of patients admitted in 4 teaching hospitals in paris, france between 2007 and 2011. fourteen cases (10 male, median age 48 years) were included. the median lag time between return and onset of symptoms was 23 days am ...201223033402
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