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eradication of amebiasis in a large institution for adults with mental retardation in taiwan.investigation of a program to eradicate amebiasis using consecutive intensive mass screenings followed by medication in a large institute for adults with mental retardation in taiwan.200717520540
serological investigation to identify risk factors for post-flood infectious diseases: a longitudinal survey among people displaced by typhoon morakot in taiwan.after typhoon morakot struck taiwan in 2009, thousands of taiwanese citizens were displaced to shelters for several weeks. others were placed in urban communities where they had family members. this study aimed to investigate serological status in both groups and identify risk factors associated with seroconversion of infectious diseases.201525976763
characteristics of amebic liver abscess in patients with or without human immunodeficiency virus.amebic liver abscess (ala) is the most common extra-intestinal amebiasis. this study was performed to review the clinical features of patients with amebic liver abscesses and compare them in taiwanese patients with or without human immunodeficiency virus (hiv).200920422135
amoebiasis among patrons visiting gay saunas in taiwan.this study aimed to assess the prevalence of amoebiasis among patrons visiting gay saunas in taiwan.200818624723
seroprevalence of viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted disease among adults with recently diagnosed hiv infection in southern taiwan, 2000-2005: upsurge in hepatitis c virus infections among injection drug users.the purpose of this study was to compare the seroprevalence of viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted disease (std) co-infections among three populations at risk recently diagnosed with hiv infection.200818492625
higher seroprevalence of entamoeba histolytica infection is associated with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection in taiwan.we assessed the seroprevalence of entamoeba histolytica infection using indirect hemagglutination antibody (iha) assay among 667 hiv-infected persons (group a), 1,311 asymptomatic hiv-uninfected persons seeking anonymous hiv testing (group b), 616 hiv-uninfected controls with gastrointestinal symptoms (diarrhea and/or liver abscess) seeking medical care (group c), and 2,500 healthy controls undergoing health check-up (group d). an iha titer >or= 128 was detected in 7.1% of group a, 2.5% of group ...200616760513
prevalent and incident hiv diagnoses among entamoeba histolytica-infected adult males: a changing epidemiology associated with sexual transmission--taiwan, 2006-2013.sexually transmitted entamoeba histolytica infection (ehi) has been increasingly recognized among men who have sex with men (msm). we used the national disease surveillance systems (ndss) to identify prevalent and incident hiv diagnoses among adults with ehi and to determine the associated factors.201425299178
invasive amebiasis as an emerging parasitic disease in patients with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection in taiwan.whether risk of invasive amebiasis due to entamoeba histolytica is higher among human immunodeficiency virus (hiv)-infected persons than uninfected persons remains unclear, although intestinal colonization by entamoeba dispar is common among men who have sex with men. our objective was to determine the prevalence of invasive amebiasis and intestinal colonization by e histolytica and e dispar in hiv-infected persons and uninfected controls.200515738369
maximising the potential of voluntary counselling and testing for hiv: sexually transmitted infections and hiv epidemiology in a population testing for hiv and its implications for practice.this study aimed to describe the epidemiology of hiv infection and sexually transmitted infections (stis) among persons who attended voluntary counselling and testing (vct) service for hiv and to assess whether the vct programme reached the right population at risk in taiwan.201222717470
cockroaches (periplaneta americana and blattella germanica) as potential mechanical disseminators of entamoeba histolytica.since cockroaches feed on feces, they may disseminate infective agents with the fecal-oral route. a field survey and experiments were conducted to determine the role of cockroaches in the dissemination of entamoeba histolytica. periplaneta americana (n=299) and blattella germanica (n=29) were collected from 11 primary schools in an urban area of south taiwan. e. histolytica/e. dispar cysts were found on the cuticle and/or in the digestive tract of p. americana (25.4%) whereas cysts were only iso ...200312875929
intestinal parasites among the southeast asian laborers in taiwan during 1993-1994.a large number of foreign laborers are now working in taiwan, the majority coming from southeast asia where parasitic infections are common. since 1992, monitoring the intestinal parasitic infections of these foreigners has been carried out, particularly to prevent the introduction of some of the parasites into taiwan. this paper reports results obtained during the year 1993-1994.19968803301
amoebiasis among institutionalized psychiatric patients in taiwan.although information on amoebiasis among institutionalized psychiatric patients is available, reports on the relationship between behaviour and this infection are not abundant. from july 1995 to june 1996, stool and blood samples were collected from 565 patients in three psychiatric hospitals of north taiwan. stool samples were examined using the direct smear and formalin-ethyl acetate sedimentation techniques as well as prospect entamoeba histolytica microplate assay kit. blood samples were exa ...199910355798
invasive amoebiasis: an emerging parasitic disease in patients infected with hiv in an area endemic for amoebic infection.to describe the incidence and presentations of invasive amoebiasis (ia) in patients with hiv infection in an area endemic for amoebic infection and to assess the role of the indirect haemagglutination (iha) assay in the diagnosis of ia in hiv-infected patients.199910597784
cultivation of entamoeba histolytica with bacterial associates. isolation and maintenance of taiwan strains. 19744368543
prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections among inhabitants of tan-nan village, nantou county, taiwan.the pork infected with cysticerci was sent to our laboratory in june 1971. microscopic examination revealed the infection of cysticercus cellulosae. subsequently, the source of the pork was traced, and the survey of intestinal parasitism was carried out among inhabitants at tan-nan village, hsin-i district, nantou county, taiwan, in august 1973. results obtained only indicated the presence rather than endemic of taeniasis solium in this village. the parasites and infection rates found in the pre ...1979397878
pathogenicity of five asian strains of entamoeba histolytica in laboratory rats. 19744371362
imported opisthorchis viverrini and parasite infections from thai labourers in taiwan.in order to determine the prevalence of intestinal parasites among labourers from thailand in taiwan, the stool samples from 1364 thai labourers were examined by the formalin-ether concentration method and 18.0% were found to be infected with one or more parasites. the infection rates of hookworm, opisthorchis viverrini, strongyloides stercoralis, enterobius vermicularis, ascaris lumbricoides, hymenolepis nana, capillaria philippinensis, schistosoma japonicum, echinostoma sp., entamoeba coli, gi ...19938354853
epidemiological features of intestinal infection with entamoeba histolytica in taiwan, 2002-2010.amebiasis remains an important public health problem worldwide, and immigration and an increase in international travel have affected the incident cases of the disease. the purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of entamoeba histolytica in taiwan between 2002 and 2010. we analyzed data from surveillance programs run by the centers for disease control, taiwan (taiwan cdc), and only laboratory-confirmed cases were analyzed. in total, 1796 cases with e. histolytica infections were inclu ...201424837854
comparison of some methods for the detection of antigen-antibody reactions in amoebiasis.the indirect hemagglutination test (iha) and counterimmuno-electrophoresis (cie) were used to test for antibodies to entamoeba histolytica in human sera using antigens from axenic cultures of the hk9 strain. correlation between the test was excellent with most sera from patients with amoebiasis demonstrating precipitin lines by cie at iha titers considered diagnostically positive, larger than or equal to 1:128. precipitin reactions with positive sera were also compared by cie, immunoelectrophore ...1976193204
cost-effectiveness of detection of intestinal amebiasis by using serology and specific-amebic-antigen assays among persons with or without human immunodeficiency virus infection.among 345 persons who underwent indirect hemagglutination (iha) serological assays and assays of specific amebic antigens in their stool samples, 24 of 36 (66.7%) who were seropositive for entamoeba histolytica had intestinal amebiasis as determined by antigen assays compared with 2 of 309 (0.2%) who were seronegative (odds ratio, 307; 95% confidence interval, 64.9 to 1,451). the estimated cost to detect a case of intestinal amebiasis by serology followed by antigen assays ($52) could be reduced ...200818596142
prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus and sexually transmitted infections and risky sexual behaviors among men visiting gay bathhouses in taiwan.this study aimed to investigate the prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) and sexually transmitted infections (stis) and predictors of risky sexual behaviors among men visiting gay bathhouses.200616543861
increased risk for entamoeba histolytica infection and invasive amebiasis in hiv seropositive men who have sex with men in taiwan.incidence of entamoeba histolytica infection and clinical manifestations and treatment response of invasive amebiasis (ia) in hiv-infected patients have rarely been investigated before.200818301730
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