Amoebiasis: Current status in Australia

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dc.contributor.author van Hal, SJ
dc.contributor.author Stark, DJ
dc.contributor.author Fotedar, R
dc.contributor.author Marriott, D
dc.contributor.author Ellis, JT
dc.contributor.author Harkness, JL
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:34:44Z
dc.date.issued 2007-04-16
dc.identifier.citation Medical Journal of Australia, 2007, 186 (8), pp. 412 - 416
dc.identifier.issn 0025-729X
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/4773
dc.description.abstract • Entamoeba histolytica is one of the most common parasitic infections worldwide, infecting about 50 million people and resulting in 40 000-100 000 deaths a year. • In Australia, people at risk of infection include immigrants, travellers returning from countries of high endemicity, Indigenous people, and men who have sex with men. • Clinical manifestations range from asymptomatic carriage to invasive disease. Amoebic colitis and amoebic liver abscess are the most common invasive manifestations observed in Australia. • Diagnosis depends on a high index of suspicion and laboratory investigations. Molecular methods (using the polymerase chain reaction) are the most sensitive for identifying and differentiating Entamoeba species. • Treatment should always include a luminal agentto eradicate colonisation, prevent spread and/or reduce the risk of invasive disease. Medical therapy can successfully cure invasive disease, including amoebic liver abscesses.
dc.language eng
dc.title Amoebiasis: Current status in Australia
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.description.version Published
dc.description.version Published
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Medical Journal of Australia
dc.journal.volume 8
dc.journal.volume 186
dc.journal.number 8 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 412 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 416 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Medical and Molecular Biosciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0605 Microbiology
dc.personcode 100210
dc.personcode 104964
dc.personcode 100209
dc.personcode 044715
dc.personcode 910945
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Microbiology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition Winter
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science/School of Medical and Molecular Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - i3


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