2005, Number 2
Rev Med Hosp Gen Mex 2005; 68 (2)
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ABSTRACTTwo out of the five articles drawing up this section of Continuous Medical Education concern about hepatic abscess, the first one due to Ascaris lumbricoides, (report of three cases) in one nursling girl and in two infants respectively. The problems about diagnosis, treatment and follow up are there discussed. The second one deals about amoebian hepatic abscess which allows the young physicians to keep in mind the existence of such a pathology not seen with the frequency of the years ago, so the diagnosis could be mismanaged since the beginning. The article makes a review of the important situations upon amoebiasis. The other three articles treat about accidents as for instance the bite of spiders Loxosceles, having a strong queliferous which pierces the humans skin, injecting a poison with citotoxins, neurotoxins and haemotoxins which pierces the human skin, injecting a poison with citotoxins, neurotoxins and haemotoxins which could provoke serious gangrene as in the case there reported showing very fast progressive injury. The fourth article is a peculiar one about the bite of the spider Lactodermus mactans knows as “black widow” and the article calls attention upon the clinical manifestations according the number of bites and the pediatric age. The fifth article is about a severe intoxication by accidental ingestion of wild poisonous mushrooms. The children affect showed hepatopathy and in one of them the intoxication provoked death as well as some other members of the family. Nevertheless in one case the intoxication was mild and had the opportunity to receive medical treatment in a emergency service. The cases reported were from different families but had the history to have eaten the mushrooms.