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health status of pediatric refugees in buffalo, ny.to characterize the health status of recent pediatric refugees.19957633543
intestinal parasites in cambodians: comparison of diagnostic methods used in screening refugees with implications for treatment of populations with high rates of infestation.we performed a retrospective review of screening parasitology examinations on a cambodian refugee population served by an urban neighborhood health center. five-hundred twenty of 1084 patients were examined for ova and parasites either by purged stool, which was examined immediately, or preserved stool, examined at a teaching hospital and proprietary laboratories. overall, 335 (64 percent) of the tested patients had at least one parasite. the prevalence of infection varied by test technique (pur ...19912028827
epidemic of amoebiasis and giardiasis in a biased population.of 126 homosexual men in a selected population in new york city, 31.7% were infected with entamoeba histolytica, 18.3% with giardia lamblia, and 39.7% with one or both on a single stool examination. of 5885 clinic and hospital patients examined in the same laboratory by the same methods, 1.3% were infected with e. histolytica, 2.1% with g. lamblia, and 3.3% with one or both. evidence indicates that an epidemic of intestinal protozoan infection exists in the homosexual male population in new york ...1979228790
amebiasis. an increasing problem among homosexuals in new york city.during a five-year period at the new york hospital, entamoeba histolytica was identified in the stools of 20 men who had not traveled outside the new york area. all of the patients were found subsequently to homosexual. during this same period amebiasis was diagnosed in 30 men who had traveled; only two were homosexual. of ten patients with e histolytica infection seen during the first year of this study, none were homosexual whereas eight of 11 patients in the fifth year were homosexual, sugges ...1977197276
high rates of enteric protozoal infections in selected homosexual men attending a venereal disease clinic.stool specimens from 89 high-risk, sexually active homosexual men were screened for enteric protozoal cysts. patients whose specimens contained nonpathogenic cysts were investigated further by examination of fresh purged specimens. a total of 27 of the initial specimens (30%) contained protozoal cysts. twenty-three patients (26%) harbored pathogens. there were 18 cases (20%) of amebiasis and 11 cases (12%) of giardiasis. six men (7%) had concurrent amebiasis and giardiasis. the presence of infec ...1978217110
venereal transmission of enteric pathogens in male homosexuals. two case reports.in two cases there was simultaneous or sequential occurrence of amebiasis, shigellosis, and giardiasis in male homosexuals. enteric pathogens may, under the proper conditions, be venereally transmitted. in particular, the sexual practices of male homosexuals, most significantly, oral-anal contact, appear to provide the necesseary link for transmission. evidence suggests that this is a growing problem.1977197277
incidence of intestinal parasitic disease in an acquired immunodeficiency syndrome day-care center.in june, 1986, the bronx municipal hospital center opened an acquired immunodeficiency syndrome day-care center to provide a quality educational experience for children infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. a major concern was the possibility of increasing secondary infections among these immunocompromised children by placing them in a group environment. one particular worry was intestinal parasitic disease, a serious public health problem in day-care centers throughout the united stat ...19911923677
sexual transmission of enteric protozoa and helminths in a venereal-disease-clinic population.we examined the prevalence of enteric protozoan and helminthic infections and the associations between infection and gender, sexual preference, and sexual practices in 180 consecutive patients at a venereal-disease clinic. of 163 men, 29 were infected with one or more enteric parasites. none of the 17 women had an enteric infection. the prevalence of infections with entamoeba histolytica or giardia lamblia (or both) was 21.5 per cent in homosexual men, 6.2 per cent in bisexual men, and 0 in hete ...19816894964
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