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Intestinal parasites of the Pacific.

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Title: Intestinal parasites of the Pacific.
Authors: Small, Ethan A
Tice, Alan D
Zheng, Xiaotian
Issue Date: Oct 2003
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.
ISSN: 0017-8594
Appears in Collections:Hawaii Medical Journal Articles For 2003

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