Amoebiasis: current status in Australia

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Show simple item record Van Hal, Sebastiaan en_US Stark, Damien en_US Fotedar, Rashmi en_US Marriott, Debbie en_US Ellis, John en_US Harkness, Jock en_US 2009-12-21T02:34:44Z 2009-12-21T02:34:44Z 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2006008502 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Van Hal Sebastiaan et al. 2007, 'Amoebiasis: current status in Australia', Australian Medical Association, vol. 186, no. 8, pp. 412-416. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0025-729X en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Entamoeba histolytica is one of the most common parasitic infections worldwide, infecting about 50 million people and resulting in 40 000a??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 agent to eradicate colonisation, prevent spread and/or reduce the risk of invasive disease. Medical therapy can successfully cure invasive disease, including amoebic liver abscesses. en_US
dc.publisher Australian Medical Association en_US
dc.title Amoebiasis: current status in Australia en_US
dc.parent Medical Journal of Australia en_US
dc.journal.volume 186 en_US
dc.journal.number 8 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 412 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 416 en_US SCI.Medical and Molecular Biosciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
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dc.personcode 100210 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Microbiology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
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