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Prevalence and characters of Entamoeba histolytica infection in Saudi infants and children admitted with diarrhea at 2 main hospitals at south Jeddah: A re-emerging serious infection with unusual presentation.
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PMID:  23287546     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In this study, Entamoeba histolytica had high prevalence and unusual presentation by affecting high proportion of infants under 1 year; severe clinical manifestations, and laboratory findings that were known to be usually encountered in invasive amebiasis as significant leukocytosis for age, neutrophilic leukocytosis for age, and positive C-reactive protein were found among more than 50% of admitted Saudi infants and children with E. histolytica infection in our locality. E. histolytica can be a re-emerging serious infection when it finds favorable environmental conditions and host factors which are mainly attributed to inadequate breastfeeding in this study. This may occur in any other area of the world with the same risk factors, so we must be ready to tackle it with effective and more powerful preventive measures.
Authors:
Moustafa Abdelaal Hegazi; Tabarek Ahmed Patel; Basem Salama El-Deek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Brazilian journal of infectious diseases : an official publication of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1678-4391     ISO Abbreviation:  Braz J Infect Dis     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9812937     Medline TA:  Braz J Infect Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Editora Ltda. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatric, Mansoura University Children's Hospital, Infectious Diseases Unit, Mansoura, Egypt; King Abdulaziz University, Faculty of Medicine in Rabigh, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address: mhegazi712003@yahoo.co.uk.
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