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Volume 18, Number 5—May 2012


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


Medscape, LLC is pleased to provide online continuing medical education (CME) for this journal article, allowing clinicians the opportunity to earn CME credit.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Medscape, LLC and Emerging Infectious Diseases. Medscape, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Medscape, LLC designates this Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All other clinicians completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. To participate in this journal CME activity: (1) review the learning objectives and author disclosures; (2) study the education content; (3) take the post-test with a 70% minimum passing score and complete the evaluation at; (4) view/print certificate.

Release date: April 11, 2012; Expiration date: April 11, 2013

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

• Describe yearly change in prevalence of amebic colitis, based on a Japanese study of persons who underwent endoscopy

• Describe independent risk factors for amebic colitis, based on a Japanese study of persons who underwent endoscopy

• Compare risk factors for amebic colitis between HIV-positive and -negative patients, based on a study of Japanese persons who underwent endoscopy.

CME Editor

Thomas J. Gryczan, MS, Technical Writer/Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: Thomas J. Gryczan, MS, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Laurie Barclay, MD, Freelance writer and reviewer, Medscape, LLC. Disclosure: Laurie Barclay, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Disclosures: Naoyoshi Nagata, MD; Takuro Shimbo, MD; Junichi Akiyama, MD; Ryo Nakashima; So Nishimura; Tomoyuki Yada; Koji Watanabe, MD, Ph; Shinichi Oka, MD; and Naomi Uemura, MD, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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