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PALMEZANO DIAZ, Jorge Mario; FIGUEROA-PINEDA, Claudia Lucía  and  RANGEL RIVERA, Diego Alejandro. Bacteremia caused by Aeromonas caviae in-patient with autoinmune hepatitis: case report. Medicas UIS [online]. 2017, vol.30, n.3, pp.121-127. ISSN 0121-0319.

Autoimmune hepatitis is an inflammatory hepatic disease mediated by an autoimmune mechanism. This disorder has a broad clinical spectrum and should be suspected in the presence of elevated aminotransferases and immunoglobulins in a patient with histopathology hepatitis. Diagnosis is made by ruling out other causes of hepatitis (viral, secondary to drugs) and confirmation with positive autoantibodies. Treatment is based on corticosteroid monotherapy or its association with other immunomodulators, obtaining good therapeutic response rates. Rate of hospital infection in patients with hepatic cirrhosis ranges from 32-34%, with bacteremia being the fourth most frequent source, where Aeromonas represents 5% of these cases. We report the case of a 51-year-old patient with autoimmune hepatitis who consults for decompensation of secondary liver disease with a rare microorganism. MÉD.UIS. 2017; 30(3):121-7.

Keywords : Aeromonas. Autoantibodies. Autoimmunity. Bacteremia. Hepatitis; Autoimmune..

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