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Volume 18, Number 5—May 2012


Risk Factors for Intestinal Invasive Amebiasis in Japan, 2003–2009

Naoyoshi NagataComments to Author , Takuro Shimbo, Junichi Akiyama, Ryo Nakashima, So Nishimura, Tomoyuki Yada, Koji Watanabe, Shinichi Oka, and Naomi Uemura
Author affiliations: National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Tokyo, Japan (N. Nagata, T. Shimbo, J. Akiyama, R. Nakashima, K. Watanabe, S. Oka); Kohnodai Hospital, Chiba, Japan (S. Nishimura, T. Yada, N. Uemura)

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Table 3

Route of amebic infection for 54 persons, Japan, 2003–2009*

Route HIV positive, no. (%), n = 31 HIV negative, no. (%), n = 23
Travelers from tropical areas 0 0
Residents of facilities for intellectually disabled 0 0
MSM, male CSW 28, 2 (90.3) 7 (30.4)
Female CSW 0 2 (8.7)
Contact with female CSW 0 8 (34.8)
Unknown 3 (9.7) 6 (26.1)

*MSM, men who have sex with men; CSW, commercial sex worker.

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