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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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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Amoebic Dysentery
Amoebic Liver Abscess
Entamoeba histolytica
Amebiasis
Colitis
Infection
Abdominal Pain
Differential Diagnosis
Fever
Timor-Leste

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

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