Seroepidemiology of amebiasis in the Orang Asli (Western Malaysian aborigine) and other Malaysians.

@article{Gilman1976SeroepidemiologyOA,
  title={Seroepidemiology of amebiasis in the Orang Asli (Western Malaysian aborigine) and other Malaysians.},
  author={Robert H. Gilman and Christopher W. Davis and Eng Gan and M. J. P. Bolton},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1976},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={663-6}
}
The indirect hemagglutination test was used to study antibody titers to Entamoeba histolytica in different Malaysian populations. Eighty-seven percent of Orang Asli (western Malaysian aborigines) adults and 79% of Orang Asli children with acute amebic dysentery were seropositive. However, significantly fewer children (39%) with amebic dysentery had high titer responses (titer greater than or equal to 1:1,280) than did adults with amebic dysentery (76%). No correlation between proctoscopic… CONTINUE READING

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