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The Brief Case: A Rare Case of Invasive Amebiasis Requiring Emergency Subtotal Colectomy in an HIV-Positive Man

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Wingfield, Tom, Ball, Robert, Woolley, Stephen D., Campbell, Fiona, Heath, Richard M., Beeching, Nicholas ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7019-8791 and Turtle, Lance (2018) 'The Brief Case: A Rare Case of Invasive Amebiasis Requiring Emergency Subtotal Colectomy in an HIV-Positive Man'. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol 56, Issue 8, e01703-17.

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Abstract

In April 2017, a 56-year-old HIV-positive man was transferred from another institution to our regional infectious disease unit having presented with 2 weeks of profuse, watery diarrhea accompanied by intermittent, fresh bleeding of the rectum. Symptoms had started during a 2-month vacation to Indonesia, Vietnam, and Malaysia. While on vacation, he stayed in hotels in urban areas, had no rural travel, and drank only bottled water. He reported that he was not a man who has sex with men (MSM) and preferred to discuss his further sexual history confidentially with the genitourinary medicine team. Two months prior to admission, his CD4 count was 194 cells/mm3, and while taking an antiretroviral therapy regimen consisting of tenofovir, emtricitabine, and nevirapine, his HIV RNA had been undetectable in his plasma for 3 years.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QW Microbiology and Immunology > Viruses > QW 160 Viruses (General). Virology
QW Microbiology and Immunology > QW 4 General works. Classify here works on microbiology as a whole.
WC Communicable Diseases > Infection. Bacterial Infections > Enteric Infections > WC 285 Amebic dysentery. Amebiasis
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. HIV Infections > WC 503 Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. HIV infections
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. HIV Infections > WC 503.41 General coverage
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Clinical Sciences & International Health > International Public Health Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1128/jcm.01703-17
SWORD Depositor: JISC Pubrouter
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2018 10:59
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2019 02:02
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/9025

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