Entamoeba histolytica


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Ent·a·moe·ba his·to·ly't·i·ca

a species of ameba that is the only distinct pathogen of the genus, the so-called "large race" of Entamoeba histolytica, causing tropical or amebic dysentery in humans and also in dogs (humans are the reservoir for canine infections). In humans, the organism may penetrate the epithelial tissues of the colon, causing ulceration (amebic dysentery); in a small proportion of these cases, the organism may reach the liver by the portal bloodstream and produce abscesses (hepatic amebiasis); in a fraction of these cases it may then spread to other organs, such as the lungs, brain, kidney, or skin and frequently be fatal.
See also: Entamoeba dispar.

Entamoeba histolytica

[his′təlit′ikə]
a pathogenic species of ameba that causes amebic dysentery and hepatic amebiasis in humans. See also amebiasis, amebic dysentery, hepatic amebiasis.
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Entamoeba histolytica in the colon

Entamoeba histolytica

Parasitology A protozoan that normally resides in the large intestine and may, under abnormal conditions, become pathogenic, enter the mucosa, producing flask-like ulcers and amebic dysentery; it may seed to other organs–eg, lungs, brain etc. Cf Entamoeba polecki.

Ent·a·moe·ba his·to·lyt·I·ca

(ent'ă-mē'bă his-tō-lit'i-kă)
Species of ameba that is the only distinct pathogen in the species; causes amebic dysentery.
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Short communication: Prevalence of Entamoeba histolytica and Entamoeba dispar in northern Ghana.
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Toxoplasma gondii and Entamoeba histolytica and few roundworms and tapeworms are common parasites that are transmitted by food.
Parasitic protozoa that infects intestinal tract includes Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, and Cryptosporidium species, the causative agents of amoebiasis, giardiasis, and cryptosporidiosis, respectively.
Los estudios iniciales realizados con cultivos de Blastocystis mostraban que este no crecia en medios que se utilizaban para cultivar amebas; sin embargo, se demostro que podia desarrollar en el medio MBDM y en el medio Jones, ambos utilizados para Entamoeba histolytica (Jones, 1946).
Amebiasis, caused by the intestinal parasite Entamoeba histolytica, has an estimated worldwide prevalence of 500 million cases of symptomatic disease, and 40.
Second, the pathogenic Entamoeba histolytica could not be differentiated from the non-pathogenic Entamoeba dispar since microscopy alone was the method of laboratory diagnosis.
Eritema nodozumun diger nadir karsilasilan etkenleri olarak Chlamydia pneumoniae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Mycobacterium tuberculosis Brucella melitensis, Hepatitis B (enfeksiyon veya asisi) ve Epstein-Barr virusuyle, Entamoeba histolytica bildirilmistir (5, 6).
London, May 21 ( ANI ): Scientists have identified an existing drug that is effective against Entamoeba histolytica, the parasite which causes amebic dysentery and liver abscesses and results in the death of more than 70,000 people worldwide each year.