How does the prevalence of amebiasis vary by race?

Updated: Jul 19, 2019
  • Author: Vinod K Dhawan, MD, FACP, FRCPC, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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In Japan and Taiwan, HIV seropositivity is a risk factor for invasive extraintestinal amebiasis. [38] This association has not been observed elsewhere. Among HIV-positive patients, homosexual intercourse, and not immunosuppressed status, seems to be a risk factor for amebic colitis. [42]


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