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Primary pulmonary amebic abscess in a patient with pulmonary adenocarcinoma: a case report

Overview of attention for article published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty, April 2018
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Title
Primary pulmonary amebic abscess in a patient with pulmonary adenocarcinoma: a case report
Published in
Infectious Diseases of Poverty, April 2018
DOI 10.1186/s40249-018-0419-2
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Yuan-Yuan Liu, Yue Ying, Chong Chen, Yue-Kai Hu, Fei-Fei Yang, Ling-Yun Shao, Xun-Jia Cheng, Yu-Xian Huang

Abstract

Primary pulmonary amoeba is very rare and here we report a case of a 68-year-old man presenting with primary pulmonary amoeba after undergoing chemotherapy for lung adenocarcinoma. In October 2016, the man aged 68 was admitted to our hospital because of repeated cough for 8 months and hemoptysis for 1 month. He was diagnosed lung adenocarcinoma and underwent surgery in 2012 without receiving chemotherapy. In March 2016, the patients suffered recurrence of cancer and was treated with chemotherapy. After 2 months of chemotherapy, the patient had consistent cough with white sputum, and chest CT showed a local lung nodule. The physicians suspected that the patient had pulmonary infectious diseases, and he was treated with empirical antibacterial treatment. However, his symptom wasn't relieved and later the percutaneous lung biopsy found trophozites of Entamoeba histolytica. After administration of metronidazole, the symptoms of the patient were markedly relieved and the lesions were absorbed. In such cases where patients with pulmonary nodules were in immunodeficiency state and had adequate but ineffective anti-bacterial treatment, Entamoeba histolytica infection could be one of the rare causes. Percutaneous lung biopsy should be recommended and specific dying for parasites should be done when necessary.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 18 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 28%
Student > Bachelor 3 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 6%
Student > Master 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Unknown 6 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 44%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 11%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 6%
Unknown 6 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 May 2018.
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#6,555,647
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Outputs from Infectious Diseases of Poverty
#327
of 802 outputs
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#112,784
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#1
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