Invasive amebiasis in men who have sex with men, Australia

Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 Jul;14(7):1141-3. doi: 10.3201/eid1407.080017.


Entamoeba histolytica is a pathogenic ameba that has recently been recognized as an emerging pathogen in men who have sex with men (MSM) in Asia-Pacific countries where it is not endemic, i.e., Japan, Taiwan, and Republic of Korea. We report locally acquired invasive amebiasis in Sydney, Australia, exclusively in MSM.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Antiparasitic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Dysentery, Amebic / complications*
  • Dysentery, Amebic / drug therapy
  • HIV Infections / complications*
  • Homosexuality, Male*
  • Humans
  • Liver Abscess, Amebic / complications*
  • Liver Abscess, Amebic / drug therapy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • New South Wales


  • Antiparasitic Agents