Innate and acquired resistance to amebiasis in bangladeshi children.

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Entamoeba histolytica infection and colitis occurred in 55% and 4%, respectively, of a cohort of Bangladeshi preschool children observed for 2 years. DNA typing demonstrated that infecting E. histolytica isolates were genetically diverse. Innate resistance to infection in children was linked to the absence of serum anti-trophozoite IgG. Most children who… (More)

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