Amebiasis in infancy in the middle-high socioeconomic class in Istanbul, Turkey


Ilikkan D., Ilikkan B., Vural M.

PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL, cilt.24, ss.929-930, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/01.inf.0000180975.61174.ef
  • Dergi Adı: PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.929-930

Özet

Amebiasis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. We present 11 children with acute Entamoeba histolytica infection. None of the infants developed extraintestinal disease or required hospitalization. Light microscopy results correlated with stool antigen test for E. histolytica. Breast-feeding and middle-high socioeconomic status does not protect infants from infection with E. histolytica in endemic areas.