Case report

Endemic amebiasis in Australia: Implications for residents, travelers, and clinicians

Simon Smith, Gael E. Phillips, William J.H. McBride, Josh Hanson

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-247
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume97
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017

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Smith, Simon ; Phillips, Gael E. ; McBride, William J.H. ; Hanson, Josh. / Case report : Endemic amebiasis in Australia: Implications for residents, travelers, and clinicians. In: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2017 ; Vol. 97, No. 1. pp. 245-247.
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In: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol. 97, No. 1, 07.2017, p. 245-247.

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