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Entamoeba histolytica infection recurred

Koji Watanabe, Hiroyuki Gatanaga, Aleyla Escueta-de Cadiz, Junko Tanuma, Tomoyoshi Nozaki, Shinichi Oka
Invasive amebic diseases caused by Entamoeba histolytica are increasing among men who have sex with men and co-infection of ameba and HIV-1 is an emerging problem in developed East Asian countries. To characterize the clinical and epidemiological features of invasive amebiasis in HIV-1 patients, the medical records of 170 co-infected cases were analyzed retrospectively, and E. histolytica genotype was assayed in 14 cases. In this series of HIV-1-infected patients, clinical presentation of invasive amebiasis was similar to that described in the normal host...
September 2011: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Tsukasa Fujishima, Shoichi Nishise, Masahiro Ichihara, Seiki Kobayashi, Tsutomu Takeuchi
BACKGROUND: A mass Entamoeba histolytica infection recurred despite repeated treatments with metronidazole at a rehabilitation institution for individuals with intellectual impairments. METHODS: Diloxanide furoate was administered to improve intractable intestinal amoebiasis after a recurring amoebic infection that tends to occur via coprophagy in mentally disabled individuals infected with E. histolytica at an institution (the prevalence rate and positive serology rate were 38...
2010: Chemotherapy
C D Huston, W A Petri
The intestinal protozoa have gained importance to physicians practicing medicine in the United States, Canada, and Europe during recent years as a result of increasing world travel, the globalization of the world's economy, and the growing number of chronically immunosuppressed people. During the spring of 1996, Cyclospora cayetanensis caused diarrhea in approximately 1500 people exposed to Guatemalan raspberries. This epidemic recurred in 1997, emphasizing the risks of the global economy and food supply on which we depend...
January 2001: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
Gaetano Brindicci, Claudia Picciarelli, Luciana Fumarola, Sergio Carbonara, Francesca Stano, Emanuela Ciracì, Marina Gramiccia, Anna Rosa Sannella, Michele Milella, Danila De Vito, Rosa Monno, Laura Monno
Herein we report the case of hepatic amoebic abscesses in an HIV-positive Italian seaman with a history of promiscuous heterosexual intercourse. In October 2004, the patient was hospitalized because of fever and recurring abdominal pain. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed six hepatic hypoechoid oval lesions with hyperechoid margins. Stool samples were negative for parasites and bacteria, and serology for Entamoeba histolytica was also negative. Therapy with meropenem plus levofloxacin was initiated. After a partial resolution of clinical symptoms and reduction of three hepatic lesions, the patient was again hospitalized in December 2004, because of recurring intense pain at the right hypochondrium and fever...
September 2006: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
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