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Title: 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.
Authors: Nourse, Clare B
Robson, Jennifer M
Whitby, Michael R
Francis, Josh R
Affiliation: Infection Management and Prevention Service, Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Faculty of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane,
Department of Microbiology, Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, Brisbane..
Greenslopes Private Hospital, Brisbane..
Department of Paediatrics, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin and Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT..
Issue Date: Feb-2016
Citation: Journal of travel medicine 2016-02; 23(2): tav027
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.
DOI: 10.1093/jtm/tav027
Type: Case Reports
Journal Article
Subjects: Amoebiasis
Entamoeba histolytica
liver abscess
Diagnosis, Differential
Liver Abscess, Amebic
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Travel Medicine
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