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Entamoeba

 [en″tah-me´bah]
a genus of amebas parasitic in invertebrates and vertebrates, including humans. E. co´li and E. gingiva´lis are nonpathogenic forms found in the human intestine and mouth. E. histoly´tica causes amebic dysentery and liver abscesses.

Entamoeba

(ent'ă-mē'bă),
A genus of ameba parasitic in the oral cavity, cecum, and large bowel of humans and other primates and in many domestic and wild mammals and birds; with the exception of Entamoeba histolytica, members of the genus appear to be relatively harmless inhabitants of the host.
[G. entos, within + amoibē, change]

Entamoeba

/Ent·amoe·ba/ (en″tah-me´bah) a genus of amebas parasitic in the intestines of vertebrates, including three species commonly parasitic in humans: E. co´li, found in the intestinal tract; E. gingiva´lis (E. bucca´lis), found in the mouth; and E. histoly´tica, the cause of amebic dysentery and tropical abscess of the liver.

entamoeba

(ĕn′tə-mē′bə)
n. pl. entamoe·bas or entamoe·bae (-bē)
Any of several parasitic amoebas of the genus Entamoeba, especially E. histolytica, causing dysentery and ulceration of the colon and liver.

Entamoeba

[en′təmē′bə]
Etymology: Gk, entos, within, amoibe, change
a genus of intestinal amebic parasites of which several species are pathogenic to humans. See also Entamoeba histolytica.

Ent·a·moe·ba

(ent'ă-mē'bă)
A genus of ameba parasitic in the oral cavity, cecum, and large bowel of humans and other primates and in many domestic and wild mammals and birds; with the exception of E. histolytica, members of the genus appear to be relatively harmless inhabitants of the host. usage note Often spelled incorrectly as Entameba.
[G. entos, within + amoibē, change]

Entamoeba

a group at one time considered to be a genus of Protozoa. Members of this group are, in more modern classifications, given kingdom-equivalent status. See CLASSIFICATION. Most forms are parasites/ commensals, but one, E. mashkovskii, is free-living on sewage.
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Statistically, it was found significant difference between males and females infected by; Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, Hymenolepis nana andGiardia lamblia but no significance with Entamoeba histolytica.
Yine Ankara'da icme suyu kaynaklarindaki Cryptosporidium parvum, Giardia intestinalis ve Entamoeba histolytica Bakir ve ark.
Parasites reported in asymptomatic patients are mainly protozoan parasites, namely Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica/dispar, Blastocystis hominis.
Entamoeba gingivalis, found only in the dental biofilm and saliva of patients with periodontal disease, corroborates the hypothesis that this protozoan might be involved in the development of periodontal disease, as has been suggested by other studies.
Amebiasis is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) as a parasitic infection with the protozoan Entamoeba histolytica regardless of symptomatology.
Experimental infection of rhesus monkeys with Entamoeba histolytica mimics human infection.
In fact, 53% were infected with Entamoeba gingivalis while Trichomonas tenax where 27% (Table 2).
Parasitismo Intestinal La Badea Frailes Masculino Femenino Masculino Femenino Especie n % n % n % n % Blastocystis 8 3,1 6 2,3 19 73 10 3,9 sp, Entamoeba 7 2,7 5 1,9 7 2,7 4 1,6 h/d.
Entamoeba coli, Giardia intestinalis, Endolimax nana, Cyclospora cayetanensis, Toxocara canis y Entamoeba histolytica.
The prevalence of Entamoeba infection is as high as 22% in metropolitan city of Lahore from three socioeconomic communities.
otra era flagelado Giardia lamblia, y tres eran de los Archamoebae: Endolimax nana, Entamoeba coli, Entamoeba histolytica; 23,1% de las muestras investigadas fueron negativas (Figura 2), con diferencia estadistica no significativa entre hospedadores masculino y femenino.