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Protozoal enteric infections in homosexual men.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6328099     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The prevalence of enteric protozoal infections was examined in a group of 200 homosexual men. Entamoeba histolytica (E. histolyt .) was found in 22.8%, apathogen amoeba in 54.5% and Giardia lamblia (G. lamblia) in 9.1% of the participants. Antibodies against E. histolyt . were significantly higher in subjects carrying E. histolyt . than in the group with apathogen amoeba and in uninfected participants. Clinical symptoms were not associated with protozoal infection. The analysis of a number of variables showed that oral-anal sex and promiscuity were the two most important risk factors for protozoal infection. The clinical significance of protozoal enteric infections and their possible relation to the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is discussed.
Authors:
U Bienzle; C H Coester; J Knobloch; I Guggenmoos-Holzmann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Klinische Wochenschrift     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0023-2173     ISO Abbreviation:  Klin. Wochenschr.     Publication Date:  1984 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-07-13     Completed Date:  1984-07-13     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985205R     Medline TA:  Klin Wochenschr     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  323-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Antibodies / analysis
Entamoeba histolytica / immunology
Entamoebiasis / diagnosis,  epidemiology
Eukaryota / isolation & purification
Feces / parasitology
Germany, West
Homosexuality*
Humans
Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  transmission
Male
Middle Aged
Protozoan Infections / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  transmission
Sexual Behavior
Species Specificity
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies

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