Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Enteric parasites in east African immigrants. Symptoms and duration of U.S. residence are not predictive.
Minn Med. 2000 Dec; 83(12):25-8.MM

Abstract

The Minnesota Department of Health recommends a health assessment for all refugees within 1 to 3 months of arrival, including screening for enteric parasites. Little information exists, however, to help clinicians decide whether to screen asymptomatic persons who have lived in the United States for a year or more. We questioned 71 immigrants from East Africa now living in Minnesota's Twin Cities about gastrointestinal symptoms and duration of residence in the United States and asked for stool specimens for ova and parasite examination. Fifty-one patients (72%) returned specimens. The prevalence of symptoms was no different in the 14 patients with pathogenic parasites than in the 37 without (71% vs. 76%). Patients with pathogens were likely to have lived in the United States for less time than those without pathogens (median 17 months vs. 32 months), but the groups were not discrete. Clinical data did not identify a group unlikely to have parasites or need screening.

Authors

No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11147284

Citation

Sachs, W J., et al. "Enteric Parasites in East African Immigrants. Symptoms and Duration of U.S. Residence Are Not Predictive." Minnesota Medicine, vol. 83, no. 12, 2000, pp. 25-8.
Sachs WJ, Adair R, Kirchner V. Enteric parasites in east African immigrants. Symptoms and duration of U.S. residence are not predictive. Minn Med. 2000;83(12):25-8.
Sachs, W. J., Adair, R., & Kirchner, V. (2000). Enteric parasites in east African immigrants. Symptoms and duration of U.S. residence are not predictive. Minnesota Medicine, 83(12), 25-8.
Sachs WJ, Adair R, Kirchner V. Enteric Parasites in East African Immigrants. Symptoms and Duration of U.S. Residence Are Not Predictive. Minn Med. 2000;83(12):25-8. PubMed PMID: 11147284.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Enteric parasites in east African immigrants. Symptoms and duration of U.S. residence are not predictive. AU - Sachs,W J, AU - Adair,R, AU - Kirchner,V, PY - 2001/1/9/pubmed PY - 2001/3/3/medline PY - 2001/1/9/entrez SP - 25 EP - 8 JF - Minnesota medicine JO - Minn Med VL - 83 IS - 12 N2 - The Minnesota Department of Health recommends a health assessment for all refugees within 1 to 3 months of arrival, including screening for enteric parasites. Little information exists, however, to help clinicians decide whether to screen asymptomatic persons who have lived in the United States for a year or more. We questioned 71 immigrants from East Africa now living in Minnesota's Twin Cities about gastrointestinal symptoms and duration of residence in the United States and asked for stool specimens for ova and parasite examination. Fifty-one patients (72%) returned specimens. The prevalence of symptoms was no different in the 14 patients with pathogenic parasites than in the 37 without (71% vs. 76%). Patients with pathogens were likely to have lived in the United States for less time than those without pathogens (median 17 months vs. 32 months), but the groups were not discrete. Clinical data did not identify a group unlikely to have parasites or need screening. SN - 0026-556X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11147284/Enteric_parasites_in_east_African_immigrants__Symptoms_and_duration_of_U_S__residence_are_not_predictive_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -