Case report: endemic amebiasis in Australia: implications for residents, travelers, and clinicians

Smith, Simon, Phillips, Gael E., McBride, William J.H., and Hanson, Joshua (2017) Case report: endemic amebiasis in Australia: implications for residents, travelers, and clinicians. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 97 (1). pp. 245-247.

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Abstract

Entamoeba histolytica is considered endemic in Australia; however, cases are rare, occurring almost exclusively in high-risk individuals. We describe a series of locally acquired, complicated cases in low-risk individuals from Far North Queensland in whom the diagnosis was delayed. Amebiasis may pose a greater local threat than is currently recognized.

Item ID: 51008
Item Type: Article (Case Study)
ISSN: 1476-1645
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2017 07:38
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110309 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920105 Digestive System Disorders @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 50%
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