First report of Entamoeba histolytica infection from Timor-Leste--acute amoebic colitis and concurrent late development of amoebic liver abscess in returned travellers to Australia

Clare B Nourse, Jennifer M. Robson, Michael R. Whitby, Josh R. Francis

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    Abstract

    This communication reports invasive amoebic colitis and late onset amoebic liver abscess in three members of a group of 12 Australian travellers to Timor-Leste (TL). This is the first report of Entamoeba histolytica infection from TL. Clinicians in Australia need to consider amoebiasis in the differential diagnosis in travellers returning with colitis, abdominal pain and fever. Presentation with amoebic liver abscess months after exposure is rare but should be suspected in symptomatic individuals with a relevant history of travel.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-4
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Travel Medicine
    Volume23
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016

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