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. and Francis, Josh R. (2016) 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. Journal of Travel Medicine, 23 2: 1-4. doi:10.1093/jtm/tav027


Author Nourse, Clare B.
Robson, Jennifer M.
Whitby, Michael R.
Francis, Josh R.
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
Formatted 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
Journal name Journal of Travel Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1195-1982
1708-8305
Publication date 2016-02
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/jtm/tav027
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 23
Issue 2
Start page 1
End page 4
Total pages 4
Place of publication Cary, NC United States
Publisher Oxford University Press
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted 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.
Keyword Amoebiasis
Timor-Leste
liver abscess
Entamoeba histolytica
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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