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amoebiasis

Thursday 23 June 2016

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Definition: Amoebiasis, also known amoebic dysentery, is an infection caused by any of the amoebae of the Entamoeba group.

Symptoms are most common during infection by Entamoeba histolytica.

Amoebiasis can be present with no, mild, or severe symptoms. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, diarrhea, or bloody diarrhea. Complications can include inflammation and ulceration of the colon with tissue death or perforation, which may result in peritonitis. People affected may develop anemia due to loss of blood.

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- intestinal amoebiasis

Localization

- intestinal amoebiasis
- colorectal amoebiasis / colonic amoebiasis