Inflammatory Response in Amebic Liver Abscess

  • L. E. Muñoz


In the inflammatory response humoral and cellular effector systems participate during acute as well as chronic inflammation (1,3). The main effector systems that are involved in the acute inflammatory process are: a) the complement system in particular C3a, C3e, C5a, C5b, C567 and factor B (2); b) coagulation and fibrinolytic systems, and c) acute phase reactants (2). Some cells are attracted to the site of inflammation by humoral processes. These cells are polymorphonuclear (PMN); basophils; eosinophils; monocytes; lymphocytes and platelets mainly. Fluid mediators derived from these cells participate in inflammatory regulation (2,3). Plasma mediators of acute inflammation inhibit or amplify these mechanisms.


Complement Activation Complement System Entamoeba Histolytica Lepromatous Leprosy Amebic Liver Abscess 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. E. Muñoz
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  1. 1.Unidad de Hígado,Facultad de Medicina y HospitalUniversitario “Dr. José E. González”, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo LeónMonterrey, N.L.México

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