Virulence of Entamoeba Histolytica According to the Strains in Korea.
YONSEI UNIV SEOUL (REPUBLIC OF KOREA) DEPT OF PARASITOLOGY
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A total of 2,250 stool specimens were collected and examined from all the provinces and Seoul-city in Korea. Of total examine, 80.1 were positive for intestinal parasites. The rates of intestinal helminths, total 11 species, were 73.1 and those of intestinal protozoa, total 10 species, were 34.9. Higher prevalence of Entamoeba histolytica were observed in the southern areas of the peninsula, and lower incidences were shown in the northern and central areas of the country. Nine cases of extraintestinal amoebiasis were treated with metronidazole in four different regimens. In amebic hepatitis, metronidazole was given with daily dose of 0.9-1.2 gm for 3-7 days, and clinical symptoms were completely restored by the treatment. Amebic lung abscess was treated with the drug for 3 days with the daily dose 1.2 gm X-ray findings showed remarkable improvement, and an additional adminstration of the drug for 6 days resulted in complete resolution of the pneumonic changes. Author
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