Recent developments in amoebiasis research

Citation
M. Espinosa-cantellano et A. Martinez-palomo, Recent developments in amoebiasis research, CURR OPIN I, 13(5), 2000, pp. 451-456
Citations number
51
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Review
Categorie Soggetti
Clinical Immunolgy & Infectious Disease
Journal title
CURRENT OPINION IN INFECTIOUS DISEASES
ISSN journal
0951-7375 → ACNP
Volume
13
Issue
5
Year of publication
2000
Pages
451 - 456
Database
ISI
SICI code
0951-7375(200010)13:5<451:RDIAR>2.0.ZU;2-1
Abstract
Invasive amoebiasis, the infection of humans by Entamoeba histolytica assoc iated with dysentery and liver abscess, is still a major cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. This review attempts to reduce the gap between the overwhelming amount of information coming recently from lab oratory research and the sparse contributions resulting from clinical and e pidemiological investigations of the second parasitic cause of death result ing from a protozoan parasite. Curr Opin Infect Dis 13:451-456. (C) 2000 Li ppincott Williams & Wilkins.