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Volume 14, Number 7—July 2008


Invasive Amebiasis in Men Who Have Sex with Men, Australia

Damien Stark*Comments to Author , Sebastian J. van Hal*, Gail Matthews†, John Harkness*, and Deborah Marriott*
Author affiliations: *St. Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia; †University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia;

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Summary of clinical characteristics of 5 patients with invasive amebiasis, Australia, December 2006–October 2007*

Age, y HIV status CD4 count, cells/mm3 HIV viral load, copies/mL Clinical condition Identified risk factors
35 + 672 ND Colitis SOP
42 + 756 <40 Colitis SOP and travel in past 6 mo
43 + 754 ND Colitis SOP
57 ND ND Liver abscess Extensive travel by ex-partner in past 8 mo
52 + 256 30,700 Liver abscess None

*ND, not done; SOP, visited sex-on-premises venue.

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