Intestinal parasites of the Pacific.

Ethan A. Small*, Alan D. Tice, Xiaotian Zheng

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Abstract

Information about intestinal parasites in Hawaii and the Pacific is not current. We reviewed reports on fecal samples obtained from two laboratories and found recovery rates of 9.3% in Hawaii, 14.2% in Saipan, 18% in Rota and 9.5% in Guam. The most frequently identified parasites were Blastocystis hominis (7.6%), Giardia lamblia (1.2%), and Entamoeba coli (0.7%). Although the incidence and types of organisms have changed with time, physicians in Hawaii should continue looking for intestinal parasites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-219
Number of pages4
JournalHawaii Medical Journal
Volume62
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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