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Research Article

Increased Risk for Entamoeba histolytica Infection and Invasive Amebiasis in HIV Seropositive Men Who Have Sex with Men in Taiwan

  • Chien-Ching Hung,

    Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Dar-Der Ji,

    Affiliation: Research and Diagnostic Center, Centers for Disease Control, Department of Health, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Hsin-Yun Sun,

    Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Ya-Tien Lee,

    Affiliation: Research and Diagnostic Center, Centers for Disease Control, Department of Health, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Shui-Yuan Hsu,

    Affiliation: Research and Diagnostic Center, Centers for Disease Control, Department of Health, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Sui-Yuan Chang,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Medical Biotechnology, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Cheng-Hsin Wu,

    Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Yun-Hsien Chan,

    Affiliation: Research and Diagnostic Center, Centers for Disease Control, Department of Health, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Chin-Fu Hsiao,

    Affiliation: Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, National Health Research Institutes, Zhunan Town, Taiwan

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  • Wen-Chun Liu,

    Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Robert Colebunders mail

    bcoleb@itg.be

    Affiliations: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Published: February 27, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000175

About the Authors

Chien-Ching Hung, Hsin-Yun Sun, Cheng-Hsin Wu, Wen-Chun Liu
Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
Dar-Der Ji, Ya-Tien Lee, Shui-Yuan Hsu, Yun-Hsien Chan
Research and Diagnostic Center, Centers for Disease Control, Department of Health, Taipei, Taiwan
Sui-Yuan Chang
Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Medical Biotechnology, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
Chin-Fu Hsiao
Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, National Health Research Institutes, Zhunan Town, Taiwan
Robert Colebunders
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
Robert Colebunders
University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Corresponding Author

Email: bcoleb@itg.be

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RC CH DJ HS. Performed the experiments: SC CH DJ HS. Analyzed the data: CH HS CFH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SC DJ YL SH CW YC WL. Wrote the paper: RC CH DJ HS. Revised the article: CH RC. Carried out parasitological and molecular analyses: DJ YL SH SC CW YC WL. Contributed to study design: CFH.