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J Clin Microbiol. 1997 Aug;35(8):2168-9.

Invasive amoebiasis in two patients with AIDS and cytomegalovirus colitis.

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Department of Internal Medicine I, University of Cologne, Germany. G.Faetkenheuer@uni-koeln.de

Abstract

Homosexual persons or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients frequently excrete cysts of nonpathogenic strains of Entamoeba histolytica ("Entamoeba dispar"). However, invasive amoebiasis is rare. We report two patients with AIDS and cytomegalovirus colitis in whom invasive amoebiasis was histologically diagnosed. It is concluded that E. histolytica has to be considered in HIV-infected patients with colitis.

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