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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